What is Form 4868?

The IRS Form 4868 is an application for "Automatic Extension of Time To file certain personal income tax returns”. The IRS doesn’t require you to provide any reasons to the IRS for requesting
an extension.

You will get an extension until October 15, 2021 if you file form 4868 properly with meeting the following conditions:

  • Filing Form 4868 with the IRS before May 17, 2021.
  • You are required to properly estimate your 2020 tax liability.

Note: The tax extension form 4868 can only extend the amount of time to file a return; you must still pay any estimated or owed taxes by the original deadline to avoid IRS penalty.

Form 4868 is applicable for

  • 1040 Federal Income Tax Filers
  • 1099 Independent Contractors
  • Sole Proprietorships (Schedule C)
  • Single-Member LLCs

Deadline to File Personal Tax Extension Form 4868

The Actual Deadline To file Individual Income Tax Return 1040 is April 15.

For 2020 Tax Year, the IRS extended the 1040 deadline from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By filing Form 4868, you will get an extension up to October 15, 2021.

Information required to file IRS Form 4868

  • Personal Details such as Full name, Address, & SSN (social security number). You will need the same information for your spouse if you are filing jointly.
  • Total tax liability & Payment for 2020.
  • Balance due if any.
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Form 4868 Filing Methods

Form 4868 can be submitted electronically or by paper.

IRS suggests electronic filing methods for quicker & secure processing. By e-filing 4868, you can avoid paper works, typo errors. You can also track the IRS status of your return easily.

If you choose to file 4868 by paper, click here to find the mailing address.

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How to e-file Form 4868 with our Software?

Follow the simple process to e-file your Form 4868 with our software:

  • Step 1Select the extension type you would like to file. (Either individual or joint filing)
  • Step 2 Enter your basic Details
  • Step 3 Enter payment details if you owe any taxes
  • Step 4 Review and transmit your Form 4868 to the IRS

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Late Filing Penalties for Form 1040

A late filing penalty, usually 5% of the amount due for each month or part of the month the return is late, is charged if your return is filed after the due date. The maximum penalty is 25%. For returns filed 60 days or later, the minimum penalty is $135 or the balance of the tax dues, whichever is smaller. If you can show reasonable cause, you may not have to pay the late filing fee. But you can avoid that altogether if you choose to e-file 4868.

Once you have filed Form 4868, you can file your tax return at any time before the extension expires. If you fail to file your return or pay any tax due by the deadline, you may incur penalties and/or interest. If you owe any tax and fail to pay it by the regular due date, even if you did file an extension, interest will be assessed until you pay the tax. You will owe the interest regardless of the reason for paying late.

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Helpful Resources

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