Tax Extension Form 4868 (2023)

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What is IRS 4868 (2023)?

IRS form 4868 extension to file  is also known as the Application of the Automatic Extension of Time to File the US Individual Tax Return. It may be used by any US citizen who pays taxes. It helps you to extend the time you can use to file the tax return. You may receive up to 6 months postponement to complete tax return documents. If you pay part or all of your estimated income tax electronically, you do not need to file Form 4868 IRS tax extension. The Internal Revenue Service will automatically process an extension of time to file. You can pay online or by phone.   

What I need the IRS 4868 - Tax Extension Form for?

  • The IRS 4868 form for filing federal income tax extension is required when you can’t provide Tax Return form immediately;
  • This form must be applied if you want to prolong the due date of tax return form up to 6 months;
  • It moves the deadlines for forms 709 and 1040.

Yet, this extension for 1040 filing does not prolong the date of tax payments. You have to pay taxes on time. This form does not require any additional forms to be attached. You still have to include the payment information with this form.

The form is easy to fill out. It is short. It does not require specific knowledge of other forms or payments calculations. Still, there is some data that need to be completed.

Organizations that work with IRS 4868

  • Social Security Administration;
  • Internal Revenue Service. 

How to fill out Form 4868 online?

Step 1: To open an online tax extension form, click the "Fill Out Form" button.

Step 2: The 1st part contains detailed information about the taxpayer: name, address, phone, SSN. If the application is joint, you have to include the name and contacts of your spouse.

Step 3: If you make any changes in your current address or name, you have to inform the Social Security Administration in advance.

Step 4: The 2nd part of the form requires the information about the tax that must be paid by you. You don’t have to be specific. You can round up the number. You may use the information from the IRS 1040 form.

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Step 5: Click the "Done" button to save, download or print the form.

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2022 Fillable Form 4868 for 2022 tax year Fill Out Form
2021 Fillable Form 4868 for 2021 tax year Fill Out Form
2020 Fillable Form 4868 for 2020 tax year Fill Out Form
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2018 Fillable Form 4868 for 2018 tax year Fill Out Form

FAQ: IRS 4868 Tax Extension Popular Questions

  • How to file an IRS extension for taxes?

    To file the income tax return extension form you should find the mailing address that applies to your state and send it using private delivery services like FedEx First Overnight, DHL Express and UPS Next Day Air.

  • How to get an extension on your taxes online?

    To acquire this form online, go to the official IRS website or simply click the Fill this form button on this page and open the form in the PDF editor.

  • Where to send federal tax extension form?

    If you live in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Florida mail the IRS application for automatic extension to:

    Charlotte, NC 28201-1302,

    P.O. Box 1302

    For Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin send it to:

    Louisville, KY 40293-1300,

    P.O. Box 931300

    For the rest of the states, you can mail the form to:

    Cincinnati, OH 45280-2503,

    P.O. Box 802503

    You can also file a tax return extension online at the IRS website.

Fillable online Form 4868 - Tax Extension Form
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