IRS Extension Form 4868

IRS Extension Form 48682023 Tax Year2024 Tax Year
PurposeExtend filing deadlineExtend filing deadline
Original DeadlineApril 15, 2023April 15, 2024
Extended Deadline with Form 4868October 15, 2023October 15, 2024
How to FileFile Form 4868 electronically or by mailFile Form 4868 electronically or by mail
Late Payment PenaltyApply if taxes owedApply if taxes owed
Late Filing PenaltyApply if no extension filedApply if no extension filed
Interest on Unpaid TaxesInterest rate appliesInterest rate applies
IRS Extension Form 4868

Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File US Individual Income Tax Return is the tax form used for placing an automatic extension on a federal income tax return for individuals. Taxpayers who need more time than the original filing deadline to file their tax returns can file Form 4868 and request an extension from the Internal Revenue Service to get six more months to file their tax returns.

Click on the image above to start filing Form 4868 to request an extension from the IRS to file taxes at a later date than April 15.

While the federal tax filing deadline was postponed in 2023 and 2024, we do not expect such a thing from the Internal Revenue Service. So, the tax filing deadline is anticipated to remain the same as always – April 15. A tax extension will have you six additional months to file your federal income tax return. Although there are several ways you can file an extension other than filing Form 4868, it’s still an easy option that won’t take much of your time.

Form 4868 Fillable PDF

Like the other IRS forms, you can file Form 4868 2024 using TaxUni PDF filler. Considering the information required on Form 4868 is very simple and limited, it shouldn’t take you more than two minutes to file a copy. However, you might need to do some calculations to estimate your tax liability for the 2023 tax year. Taxpayers that owe the IRS after April 15 are subject to late-payment penalties and possible interests. Make sure that you don’t owe taxes by the time you file for an extension. 

Taxpayers that owe taxes need to make a payment to pay off their tax liability. Since you’re going to pay the Internal Revenue Service, we highly suggest filing an extension online and paying taxes at the same time rather than filing Form 4868. Read more on how to pay taxes and file an extension online.

Form 4868 Printable 2024

Form 4868 filed through our editor can be printed out without even saving it to your device as a PDF file. Nevertheless, we suggest doing so as you will have backup copies in case the paper copies get damaged or lost. You will also be able to print out another paper copy right away without filling out the form.

Frequently asked questions about Form 4868

Where to send Form 4868

Where you’re going to send Form 4868 by mail depends on whether you’re mailing it with a payment or not. With payments, send Form 4868 to:

P.O. Box 1302
Charlotte, NC
28201-1302 US

Without payment, send Form 4868 to:

Austin, TX
73301-0215 US

Can I get a tax extension past April 15?

Yes, you can get an extension past April 15. That’s the point of filing for an extension. After filing for an automatic extension of time to file, you will have until October 15 to file your federal income tax return.

What is the difference between Form 4868 and Form 2350?

Form 4868 is the standard extension form whereas Form 2350 is for new expats who need more time to meet the physical presence test or the bona fide residence test to qualify for foreign earned income tax exclusion. So, if you weren’t an expat, use Form 4868 to place an extension on your tax return.

Can I file for an extension after April 15?

Unfortunately not. The Internal Revenue Service doesn’t allow taxpayers to file for an extension after April 15. However, if the tax filing deadline has already been postponed like in 2023 and 2024, you technically can file an extension after April 15 as the deadline hasn’t arrived yet. Under normal terms, however, you cannot file an extension after the filing deadline. Make sure to file your federal income tax return as soon as possible as if the filing deadline is long gone as you are subject to failure-to-file penalties and late-payment penalties, and you wouldn’t want to increase the number of penalties.

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