How to get an Extension on Your 1040

Spring is here, and tax season is in the air. The snow is melting and the birds are singing, but wait, tax time is here already?! It’s the end of March?! When did that happen?! That means that the Individual Tax Return deadline on April 18th is almost here!

If you need more time to file, don’t panic. Stay calm and head to an e-file provider like ExpressExtension to e-file IRS Form 4868 for an extension of time to file your 1040 form.

Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

IRS Extension Form 4868 or the Personal Tax Extension Form 4868 is for individual or joint taxpayers to apply for an automatic extension of 6 months to file their IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS.

Because Form 4868 is automatic you do not have to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing your extension. All you have to do is correctly fill out Form 4868 and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18, 2017, deadline.

However, keep in mind that Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes, only to file them. Any amount owed to the IRS must be paid in full by the original tax deadline.

To pay any amount owed to the IRS with an extension form you calculate your tentative tax, with is basically an estimation on the amount you owe. Some people refer to the amount they owed last year, but due to the amount of changes that can happen financially and economically over the year, this option may not apply. Try to make your estimate as accurate as possible and remember that you can refer to a CPA or local tax professional for help.

Form 4868 is extremely easy to file and can be completed in a matter of minutes. All you need is your full name, address, and social security number. If you’re filing jointly, you’ll need the same information for your spouse. This information needs to match what the IRS has on file, and you can make sure that it does by directly calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

E-Filing With ExpressExtension

ExpressExtension is an e-file provider that’s IRS authorized. They provide Form 4868 and you can take advantage of their system to quickly e-file your extension in a matter of minutes.

You can e-file Form 4868 on your computer, or you can download the free Form 4868 mobile app to e-file your form from the comfort of any location. The 4868 mobile app is available for any iOS and Android smartphone and tablet.

All you have to do is create your free account to get started, then you can follow our step-by-step instruction guide to quickly and correctly fill out your form. We will notify via email when your form has been approved.

If you have any questions about the e-filing process please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated support team. We’re available via live chat, over the phone at 803.514.5155 Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST, and we also offer 24/7 email support at [email protected]

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