Tax Form 4868: An Inside View

Taxpayers, Welcome back from the holiday season. We here at had a wonderful holiday season & hoping for a fruitful Tax season as well. First great news from our side is that we have been certified by the IRS to accept all the Extension Tax Forms we support, those are:

FORM 4868

FORM 7004

FORM 8868

FORM 2350

Okay, let’s get back to the topic of the day: Form 4868.

Form 4868:
As all IRS forms, has a very long official title: The Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. But the good news is this lengthy-titled form is very simple to complete when filed through and provides an extension of time to file the following Forms:

Form 1040

Form 1040A                      

Form 1040EZ                      

Form 1040NR

Form 1040NR-EZ                

Form 1040-PR 

Form 1040-SS

you don’t have to provide any explanation as to why you need an Extension, probably that’s the best thing about filing for an extension. But you will need to properly estimate your 2015 tax liability (if any) and file Form 4868 by the due date of your return. For this particular form the due date is April 18th 2016.

There is one big thing to keep in mind with this form. You are still required to pay any tax due by the due date; the Form 4868 extension does not extend the time to pay.

Details needed to file Form 4868?
You don’t need a lot to file this form. When filling out the form, you will need to enter: your name, address, social security number, and a few other little tid bits. If you are married and filing jointly, you have to enter the same information for your spouse as well.
What happens next to my E-filed Form 4868?
After you complete Form 4868 with and transmit it to the IRS, you will automatically receive an additional 6 months to file. This moves your deadline from April 18th all the way to October 15th.

What will bother me if I don’t file an extension and my individual Income Tax late?
My honest answer to that question is, do not do that. Anyone ever files anything past the deadline with the IRS will be hit with all kinds of penalty fees. In a Lay mans term (their explanation can be a bit confusing), this particular penalty for filing late is generally 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month, or part of the month, it is late. The percentage can be as much as 25% of your unpaid tax. If the return is more than 60 days late, the minimum penalty is $135 or 100% of the unpaid tax, whichever is smaller.

We here at, have developed this application to facilitate you all to E-file your Extensions with ease. If you have any questions, do not hesitate our Tax Support Experts @ 1-866-245-3918 or write to them @