File 2020 Personal Tax
Extension

Online:
E-File Form 4868 Today!

Tax Extension for Individual Income Tax Return Filers:

  • Federal Individual Income Tax Returns (1040 Series)
  • 1099 Independent Contractors
  • Sole Proprietorships (Schedule C)
  • Single-Member LLCs

Individuals that were out of the country on the original 1040 deadline and
1040-NR filers must file tax returns by June 15, 2021.


Need More Time?

File 4868 to extend the deadline until
October 15, 2021

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Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

What Information is Required to file the 2020 Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 Online

  • Personal Details such as Full name, Address, & SSN.
  • If you're filing jointly, you'll need the same information for your spouse.
  • Total tax liability & Payment for 2020.
  • Balance due if any.

Note: Make sure your personal information matches with the IRS database.

You can verify your information with the IRS by contacting 1-800-829-4933.

How to file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 for the
2020 tax year?

Select the extension type you would like to file

Select the extension type you would like to file. (Either individual or joint filing)

Enter Personal Details

Enter Personal Details

Enter payment details if you owe any taxes

Enter payment details if you owe any taxes

Review your Form

Review your Form

Transmit your Form 4868 to the IRS

Transmit your Form 4868 to the IRS

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Frequently asked questions on Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

What is IRS Form 4868?

The IRS Form 4868 is used by U.S. Individuals to get an 6 months extension to file 1040 individual income tax returns. Form 4868 is an automatic extension Form, which means that you do not need to include a signature or explanation for requesting an extension of time.

How do I get an extension for my individual income tax return 1040?

Tax Extension for personal income tax can be applied using Form 4868.

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.

The IRS doesn't require a reason to extend, and it's automatic! But you are required to accurately estimate your 2020 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.

When is the Due Date to file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868?

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 is due on May 17, 2021. Filing Form 4868 will extend the filing deadline to October 15, 2021.

What Happens When You E-file personal income tax extension Form 4868 with ExpressExtension?

Your Personal tax extension 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!

How to file an individual tax extension online?

Use Form 4868 to extend the individual tax forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR or 1040-SS filing deadline to
October 15, 2021.

Get automatic extension up to 6 months by choosing ExpressExtension as your e-file IRS service provider. The total filing process will be quick and easy.

Just follow the below steps to complete your individual tax extension online:

  • Step 1: Choose the extension type (Either individual or joint filing) you would like to file
  • Step 2: Enter your personal details such as Name, Address, SSN
  • Step 3: Enter your tax payment details if you owe any taxes
  • Step 4: Review your Form
  • Step 5: Transmit your Form 4868 to the IRS.

Once you are transmitting the return, you will get instant approval from the IRS.

What are the Late Filing Penalties for Individual Tax Form 1040?

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.

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