Incoming! The April 18th Income Tax Return is almost here! It’s only days away, so we hope you’re ready to file. However, you don’t have to be. For whatever reason, you need more time to file, from needing more time to get your information together or due to being out of town you can quickly and easily get an automatic 6-month extension to file your return by e-filing IRS Form 4868 with ExpressExtension.
IRS Form 4868
Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 or IRS Extension Form 4868 is used by individual and 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.
It’s incredibly simple. All you have to do is correctly fill out Form 4868 and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline to gain an automatic extension of 6 months to file your return. This pushes the deadline back from April 18th to October 16th. Yes, it’s that easy.
You could choose to paper file Form 4868 and mail it directly to the IRS. This method is generally viewed as safer because it makes it impossible for hackers to get your information online. However, your form could get lost in the mail and you have to wait for days for the carrier to deliver it to the IRS. Then the IRS won’t notify you when your extension has been approved, so if you don’t like being left in the dark then paper filing may not be the best option.
You have the better option of e-filing with a safe and secure e-file provider like ExpressExtension. ExpressExtenion is trusted, and IRS authorized. Our site is encrypted and Comodo HackerSafe certified, so your information will be kept safe.
Plus, ExpressExtension has worked hard to ensure that the e-filing process is extremely quick and easy, so you can have your extension approved almost instantly.
From there you’ll have your form e-filed in a matter of minutes. Simply gather the information required to file like your name, address, and social security number. If filing jointly then you’ll need the same information for your spouse.
Then create your free ExpressExtension account and click ‘Create New Personal Tax Extension’ to get started. Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the filing process. This way you’ll correctly complete your form in no time.
Keep in mind that Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay any taxes due. Any amount owed must be paid by the April 18th deadline. So, when it comes to filing an extension you’ll have to pay your tentative tax or an estimation of the amount you owe. This can be calculated with our liability calculator.
After you’ve entered your information we will display a summary of it for you to double check for any mistakes. We will also perform an audit check to catch any errors. After you’ve made any corrections that need to be made simply pay for your form and transmit it directly to the IRS.
Your extension request will be approved almost instantly. You’ll receive an email notification when your extension has been approved and you can also check your account dashboard for live status updates on your form.
We’re Here To Answer Your Questions
The e-filing process is quick and easy with ExpressExtension, and our dedicated support team is always standing by to help. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us over the phone at 803.514.5155, Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST. We’re also available via live chat and via 24/7 email support at email@example.com.