We understand you have a lot on your plate and meeting deadlines can often be tough. If you are not able to file your federal income taxes by April 17th, do not worry about the IRS tracking you down. Well, as long as you file an income tax extension, no questions asked.
File An Income Tax Extension No Questions Asked
When you apply for an extension of time to file with tax extension Form 4868, you will have some extra time to submit your federal income tax return. Here is your guide to understanding Form 4868 and what you will need to file for a six-month automatic extension.
What is Form 4868?
IRS extension Form 4868 is also known as the Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. If you submit your application to the IRS by April 17th, 2018 you can receive an additional six months to file your tax return without incurring penalties. This means you will have until October 15th, 2018 to file your federal income tax return.
Who Can File An Income Tax Extension?
Anyone can qualify for an automatic federal tax extension no questions asked. The government will not ask why you need the extra time to file. If you think you might be late filing your income taxes for any reasons, you can ask good ole Uncle Sam for additional time.
IRS extension Form 4868 can extend the filing deadline for the following forms:
Form 1040, Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, Form 1040NR, Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS.
Will Form 4868 Extend The Deadline For Making My Tax Payment?
Unfortunately no, you are expected and obligated to pay any owed taxes by the deadline. If you are unable to make your tax payment, you will need to pay penalties and interest.
How Do I Apply For An Income Tax Extension?
Simply e-file Form 4868 with ExpressExtension and you will receive an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your individual income tax return. Once you have filed Form 4868 with the IRS, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours notifying you that your extension was accepted by the IRS.