E-File Your 4868 Form with the IRS
What is the IRS Form 4868?
The IRS 4868 Tax form is an application for individuals who wish to extend the amount of time they have to file their personal tax returns.
Who Needs to File Form 4868?
If a filer is unable to file their individual tax returns by the specified due date from the IRS, the filer then has the option to file for an automatic 6-month extension using the 4868 form. The following are each forms that this extension applies to:
- IRS Tax Form 1040
- IRS Tax Form 1040A
- IRS Tax Form 1040EZ1
- IRS Tax Form 1040NR
- IRS Tax Form 1040NR-EZ
When is the Deadline for the Form 4868?
This form must be filed by April 17th of the tax year. If you are filing an extension for the form 1040NR or the 1040NR-EZ, the form is due on the original due date of the return, April 15th. However, the payment is still due on the original deadline for the return. The extension applies only to filing.