Form 4868

Form 4868

A form that one files with the IRS to apply for a six-month extension to file Form 1040 or any other form in the 1040 family. The extension is granted automatically the first time it is requested. The extension lasts for four months if the citizen or resident lives outside the United States.
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For individual taxpayers, however, an extension may be approved regardless of payment of any balance due by the original due date (although reasonable efforts should be made to complete the amounts included on Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.
If you want additional time to file your return, file Form 4868 to obtain four additional months to file.
IRS will automatically process an extension of time to file when taxpayers select Form 4868 and they are making a full or partial federal tax payment using IRS Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or by paying with a credit or debit card by the April due date.
Select Form 4868, which will automatically request an extension for you, and put as much as you can toward the amount you expect to owe.
If this is your situation you may consider filing Form 4868 to receive an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your return.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange users who are missing accurate Form 1095-A notices should file requests for automatic extensions, on Form 4868, by April 15.
Don't miss the deadline for filing an extension--Filing for an automatic extension with Form 4868 is painless and will spare you penalties for missing the deadline.
Taxpayers have until Monday, April 18 to the their returns and pay the tax due but, if you cannot finish your return on time, make sure you file Form 4868 for a six-month extension.
Taxpayers may file for an extension from the IRS by mailing in Form 4868, or by using tax preparation software to file their request electonically, by the April 15 deadline.
If you can't get all your paperwork together, request an automatic six-month extension by submitting Form 4868.
You could file Form 4868 to receive another four months, and if that wasn't enough, you could eke out another 60 days by filing Form 2688.