E-file IRS Form 4868 in Minutes & Extend your 2018 1040 deadline upto 6 Months
Form 4868 E-Filing Requirements:
To E-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868, you will need the below informations -
- Name, social security number, address, the form code that you typically use to file your taxes, you will need the same information for your spouse if you are married and filing jointly.
- Total tax liability & Payment for 2018.
- Balance due if any.
E-File Form 4868 With ExpressExtension
- ExpressExtension is one of the leading IRS-authorized, e-file providers to get extension for filing your Form 1040 through Extension Form 4868.
- E-filing IRS Form 4868 with ExpressExtension is the quickest and easiest way to file your tax extension. You can simply complete the form and transmit it to the IRS in minutes without having to deal with complex paper forms or waiting.
Steps to E-file 4868 with ExpressExtension:
- Step 1: Begin by creating a free account with ExpressExtension.
- Step 2: Select the extension type you would like to apply for. (Either individual or joint filing)
- Step 3: Enter the Primary Taxpayer Information such as name, SSN, and address.
Step 4: If you don't owe any taxes simply proceed to the next step, otherwise provide the following information:
- Total tax liability amount
- Total payments you have made throughout the year
- Balance due to the IRS
- Amount you will pay to the IRS
- Step 5: Review your form summary & check for any errors.
- Step 6: Pay for your form and transmit it to the IRS.
Help Video: How to File Form 4868 Electronically with ExpressExtension
This video includes step-by-step instructions on how to quickly and easily e-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 with ExpressExtension.
In case of Paper-filing your extension for Form 1040, click here to know about the mailing address of the IRS.
IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
IRS Form 4868 is the application for an automatic extension of time for individual or joint taxpayers to file their U.S. tax returns. Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 automatically grants individual and joint filers a 6-month extension to file their Form 1040 - Federal Individual Tax Returns.
IRS Form 4868 also provides tax extensions for 1099 Contractors, Single Member LLCs, and Schedule C Sole Proprietors.
Important : Form 4868 tax extension does not extend the deadline for payment of any taxes owed.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If I am married, do I need to file a separate personal income tax extension for my spouse? How should I file for a federal income tax extension jointly vs. separately?
- What if I am an “Out-of-the-Country” tax filer?
- I have filed my extension before the deadline, but my CPA has filed my original 1040 return on the due date. Will it cause any issues?
- Can I file the 4868 extension even If I don't pay tax?
- What is tax liability & how to calculate it?