Need More Time to File Your Tax Return! Use Form 4868

IRS form 4868 is officially termed as the “Application for Automatic Extension of Time to file U.S Income Tax Return”.  This is a tax extension form especially designed for individuals filing for income tax to the IRS. Moreover, an individual has the benefit of getting a tax extension for the below tax forms:

  • Form 1040
  • Form 1040A
  • Form 1040EZ
  • Form 1040NR
  • Form 1040NR-EZ

Explaining Form 4868:

As mentioned above, form 4868 can be used by individuals who wish to extend the time for filing their tax returns. It is important to mention the complete details when filing for an extension such as name of the taxpayer, the place of residence, social security number, payments made, due amount, etc to get an extension up to six months. However, it is good to know that it does not extend the taxpayer needs for paying the complete tax liability but only extends the time required for preparing the paperwork for filing the tax return. Taxpayers should keep in mind that the deadline to file for form 4868 is April 15th.

The Process:

Taxpayers are advised to prepare a rough draft of their tax return before filing, thus getting an idea if they have to pay or need a refund. To help them save time and efforts there are certified CPA’s to help them. Moreover, there are websites like providing assistance to tax payers for calculating the tax returns and save time.

After preparing the rough draft, tax payers have two options. They can either file their tax return online or download the form and mail it to the respective address. Filing for tax extension online is recommended, as this help tax payers file from the comfort and convenience of their house and save the environment too.

For those filing their tax extension online should make sure to verify the details provided and rectify the errors. It is good to cross-check the social security number and other details before e-filing the form 4868.

As a reminder, form 4868 is only a way to stretch the due date by six months for filing the tax return. Make sure you pay the amount, as well as file for an extension before April 15th. Call us @ 1-866-245-3918 for complete assistance and get your queries answered.