E-File IRS Form 4868

The official name of the form is "Form 4868 tax extension: Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return"

A personal tax extension automatically grants an individual a 6-month extension for filing their federal individual tax return. So, if you are not able to file your tax return by the due date (which for most Americans is April 18), filing Form 4868 gives you an extra six months to file your taxes.

IRS Form 4868 tax extension can be used by 1099 contractors, single member LLCs and Schedule C Sole Proprietors. Although Form 4868 tax extension gives you an extra 6 months to file your paperwork, it does not extend the time for payment of taxes owed.

Form 4868 Filing Requirements

For personal tax extensions you will need your name, Social Security number, address, specific form number that you normally file your taxes on and your estimated tax due. Please note, if you are married and filing jointly you will need the same information for your spouse.

E-Filing Form 4868 with ExpressExtension is the quickest and easiest way to file your tax extension. You can fill out your information and submit your extension form in minutes without having to deal with confusing paper forms.

How Does ExpressExtension Work?

After you have created an account with ExpressExtension you will click on "Create Personal Tax Extension" and the system will walk you through entering your information step by step. You will be able to pay your estimated tax amount due and transmit your form to the IRS in just minutes. After you have transmitted your form we will e-mail you with your extension confirmation. If for any reason your return is rejected by the IRS, we will also send you an e-mail with further information. You can re-transmit rejected returns with ExpressExtension at no additional charge.

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IRS Form 4868 FAQ

Does Form 4868 tax extension give me more time to pay my taxes?
No. If you owe money at the deadline, you are still responsible for paying it. Failure to make a payment will result in interest owed and could also be subject to payment penalties.