E-File IRS Form 4868

The IRS Form 4868 - known as "Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return" - is a personal tax extension that automatically grants an individual and joint filers a 6-month extension for their federal individual tax return. So, if you are not able to file your tax return by the original IRS deadline, e-filing Form 4868 gives you an extra 6 months to file your taxes.

IRS Form 4868 tax extension is also for 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.

IRS Form 4868 Filing Requirements

For personal tax extensions, you will need your name, social security number, address, the Form Code that you typically use to file your taxes, and any estimated taxes owed if necessary. If you are married and filing jointly, you will need the same information for your spouse.

E-filing IRS Form 4868 with ExpressExtension is the quickest and easiest way to file your tax extension. You can enter your information and submit your extension form in minutes without having to deal with complex paper forms.

How Does ExpressExtension Work?

After you create an account with ExpressExtension, click on "Create Personal Tax Extension" from the dashboard screen, and the system will walk you through entering your information step by step. You can pay your estimated tax amount and transmit your form to the IRS in just minutes. After sending your form, we will email you with your extension confirmation. If the IRS rejects your return for any reason, we will also send you an email with further information. You can re-transmit rejected returns with ExpressExtension at no additional charge.

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IRS Form 4868 FAQ

Will 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.