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Deadlines are an easy thing to miss! Avoid IRS penalties by filing extension Form 4868 & gain 6 more months to file your income tax returns with the IRS.

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Due Date to file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 is due on April 18, 2018. Filing Form 4868 will extend the filing deadline to October 15, 2018.

IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 is for individual or joint taxpayers to apply for an additional 6 months to file IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR or 1040-SS.

You do not need to explain why you are asking for the extension, but you are required to accurately estimate your 2017 tax liability and file IRS Form 4868 by the due date of your return.

Note: You still need to pay any tax due by the original IRS deadline; the Form 4868 extension does not extend the time to pay.

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What Information you Need to E-file IRS Form 4868

  • Full name, address, & social security number.
  • If you're filing jointly, you'll need the same information for your spouse.
  • Total tax liability & Payment for 2017.
  • Balance due if any.

What Happens When You E-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension

Your IRS Form 4868 gets reviewed for any errors and is transmitted securely through our IRS-authorized, e-filing network.

Depending on the filing capacity, the IRS could get back with you within the hour. Our email notifications will keep you updated on your filing status. If your IRS Form 4868 gets rejected, we immediately point out the issue and allow you to correct any mistakes and retransmit for free. No worries, our forms are simple for quick approvals!

Steps to E-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

Create your Free ExpressExtension account and click "Create Personal Tax Extension" from your account Dashboard. If you owe taxes, you'll need to estimate your total income tax payment for the filing year. You can use your prior year tax situation as a reference, but give the most accurate approximation as possible.

When you have everything ready, our step-by-step instructions will help you complete IRS Form 4868 online in minutes, and we'll do the rest. Make sure your information is entered correctly and accurately, no reason to get rejected over something silly!

Late Filing Penalty

The penalty for filing late is 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month or part of the month your return is late, and includes up to 25% of your unpaid tax. If the return is more than 60 days late, the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of the unpaid tax, whichever is smaller.


Failure-to-file penalties typically cost more than failure-to-pay penalties, so if you need more filing time, you can e-file your tax extension in minutes with ExpressExtension. To e-file IRS Form 4868, click the "Start Now" button.

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