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4/03/2017

Extend Your Individual Income Tax Return Deadline


Spring time is finally here, and along with it comes questions. Questions like when is Easter, will the pollen stink this year, and wait taxes are due when?! The personal tax deadline on April 18th is almost here! However, if you aren’t ready to file then don’t worry, simply head to ExpressExtension to file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868.

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868


Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 is the IRS extension form used by individual or joint taxpayers to receive an additional 6 months to file their individual tax returns. IRS Form 4868 extends the individual tax returns deadline from April 18th, 2017 to October 16th, 2017.

You can e-file IRS Form 4868 with ExpressExtension to receive an automatic extension of the following forms: 



1040
1040A
1040-EZ
1040NR
1040NR-EZ
1040-PR
1040-SS

Because IRS Form 4868 is automatic you don’t need to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension. All you have to do is correctly fill out Form 4868 and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline. It’s that simple.

However, keep in mind that IRS Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes, on the amount of time you have to file them. Therefore, if applicable, when filing an extension you’ll have to pay a tentative tax to the IRS.

A tentative tax is basically an estimation on the amount of taxes you’ll owe. Some people reference the amount they paid the previous year, but due to economic turbulence, this may not be a viable option. Try to make your estimation as accurate as possible and remember that you can always ask a local CPA or tax professional for assistance.

E-filing With ExpressExtension


ExpressExtension is the leading IRS authorized e-file provider and e-filing IRS Form 4868 is quick and easy, plus your extension will be approved in a matter of minutes. All you have to do to get started is create your free ExpressExtension account and gather the information required to correctly fill out your form.

All you need to e-file Form 4868 is your full name, address, and social security number. Joint filters need the same information from their spouse. This information should match what the IRS has on file and can be verified by calling the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040.

Once you have your information gathered click “Create Personal Tax Extension” to get started and follow our simple step-by-step guide that provides instructions on how to complete IRS Form 4868. Our program guides you through the form to make sure no fields are left empty, and no important boxes are left unchecked.

Then we will provide an audit check on your information to catch any errors. Once any typos have been corrected you can transmit your form to the IRS, to receive an approval for your extension request almost instantly.

We will notify you via email once your extension has been approved, but you can also check your dashboard for live status updates to see when the IRS receives your form and when it gets approved.

Filing with ExpressExtension is so quick and convenient that you don’t even need a computer to do it. Download the free ExpressExtension app to your smartphone or tablet to e-file IRS Form 4868 from any location. The app is compatible with any iOS or android device.

Plus, we’re here for you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated ExpressExtension support team. We're Available via phone at 803.514.5155 Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM EST, live chat, and 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com.

Don’t let deadlines sneak up on you, e-file an extension with ExpressExtension today!

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