How To Get An Extension Of Time To File Your 2016 Tax Return

taxes-226718_960_720The deadline to file an extension of time to file your individual tax return is April 18th(April 19th if you live in Maine or Massachusetts).

Need more time to prepare your federal tax return? This page provides information on how to apply for an extension of time to file. Please be aware that an extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your taxes. April 18 is the deadline for most to pay taxes owed and avoid penalty and interest charges.

Individual tax filers can e-file their extension form for free using Free File Look for “Free Extensions for Anyone.”

Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

 

Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns
Form 1138, Extension of Time for Payment of Taxes by a Corporation Expecting a Net Operating Loss Carryback

Special rules may apply if you are:

 

You can also get an extension by paying all or part of your estimated income tax due and indicate that the payment is for an extension using Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System(EFTPS), or a credit or debit card. This way you won’t have to file a separate extension form and you will receive a confirmation number for your records.

Her ar links to othr forms you may need.

Form 2350 Application for Extension of Time to File U.S. Income Tax Return (For U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad Who Expect To Qualify for Special Tax Treatment)

 

Form 4768 Application for Extension of Time to File a Return and/or Pay U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Taxes

 

Form 5558 Application for Extension of Time to File Certain Employee Plan Returns

 

Form 8809 Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns

 

Form 8868, Application for Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return.

 

Form 8892, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Form 709 and/or Payment of Gift/Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

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