IRS Form 4868 is an Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. is used to report individual income tax to IRS. If you unable to file personal or individual tax return by due date, you can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your tax return by filing Form 4868 electronically. You will receive an electronic acknowledgement once you complete the transaction.
Who fails to file their personal tax return by the due date, they are eligible to request a 6-months automatic extension to IRS to file tax returns. You must efile your 4868 tax form by the due date April 18th for filing your tax return. An individual income tax filing will extend the deadline up to October 15th for the following forms.
File Form 4868 by April 18th, 2017. Fiscal year taxpayers, file Form 4868 by the regular due date of the return. If you are out of the country and a US citizen or resident, you are allowed 2 extra months to file your return and pay any amount due without requesting an extension.
For a calendar year return, this is June 18, 2017. File this form and be sureto check if you need an additional 4 months to file your return. You can file your actual return any time before the extension expires.
If you want an automatic 6-month extension to file your tax return, you can file Form 4868 by April 18th or the next business day when the 15th falls on a weekend or Emancipation day. However, you must pay any tax you estimate will be due by next working day or you may be subject to interest and penalties on overdue taxes. Your actual return would then be due on October 16th.