The 4868 Deadline is Almost Here!

Not to alarm you, but you’re running out of time. The April 18th deadline to file your individual income tax return is almost here. It’s literally hours away, so we hope you’re ready to file your return. If you need more time to file, no problem, we have the solution. Head to ExpressExtension to e-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868.

IRS Form 4868

The only thing standing between you and getting six extra months to file your personal income tax return is Personal Tax Extension Form 4868, which is the application for individual and joint taxpayers to receive an automatic extension to file their income tax return.

E-filing Form 4868 is incredibly quick and easy, all you have to do is complete your form and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline to instantly receive your 6-month extension, pushing your deadline back to October 16th.


Form 4868 provides automatic extensions for IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040-EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, and 1040-SS.

Also, Form 4868 provides tax extensions for Schedule C sole Proprietors, Single Member LLCs, and 1099 contractors.

Don’t wait around for a gimmick, because there isn’t one. It really is that easy to get an extension. Plus, this extension is automatic, meaning that you don’t have to provide the IRS with a reason for needing an extension.

If you need more time to file, then why not spend a minute e-filing Extension Form 4868? It’s the no-brainer way to avoid getting hit with annoying failure to file penalties from the IRS.

If you don’t file your return by the deadline you’ll face a fee of 5% of the unpaid taxes for every month and part of the month that your return is late. This includes up to 25% of the unpaid tax. Then if your return is over 60 days late the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of your unpaid tax, depending on which is smaller.

Note: Keep in mind that IRS Form 4868 doesn’t extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes. Any amount owed to the IRS must be paid by the original tax deadline.

How To E-File Form 4868

To e-file Form 4868 get started by gathering all the materials you need to file, which includes your full name, address, and social security number. To file jointly you will need to the same information for your spouse.


Then create your free account with ExpressExtension, click ‘Create Personal Tax Extension’ and verify if you’re filing jointly or individually. Next, enter your primary taxpayer information.

If you don’t owe any taxes skip ahead to the next step. Otherwise provide your tax liability amount, total payments you’ve made during the year, balance due to the IRS, and how much you will pay to the IRS.

After that, a summary of your information will be presented for you to review and an audit check will be performed to catch any errors. Simply click back or edit to correct any mistakes.

Then pay for your form and transmit it to the IRS, and your extension will be approved almost instantly.

Unlike other services, ExpressExtension keeps you up to date with the status of your form every step of the way. You can check your dashboard to see live status updates about your form, like when the IRS receives it, and when it gets approved. You will also be notified via email once your extension has been approved.

Give us a Call, Chat, or Email

We know that tax time can be stressful, that’s why we’re here to help. Please contact the dedicated ExpressExtension support team with any questions that you may have. We’re available Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155. Also, You can send us a live chat from or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at [email protected]

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