Explaining IRS Form 4868

If you need more time to fill out your tax return, ETAX4868.com can help you file an extension for up to six months using form 4868. In this section we will talk about the different steps you need to take to fill out this form and what are the rules for filing form 4868.

How to fill out form 4868?

Most individual tax payers are able to extend the time of up to 6 months from filing their tax return, by using the form 4868. This form is what you will out when asking for the extension. The IRS form 4868 needs to include the individual's name, if you are married your married names, address, social security number, estimate of total tax due, total payments already made, and if you are not paying the total amount, how much more money will be due. The Form 4868 is formally known as the Application of Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Tax Return. You can also fill out this form if you are out of the country working and need more time. Be aware that since you are out of the country already, you automatically get a 2 month extension without having to fill out 4868. If you need more time you can also fill out form 4868 and get 4 more months of time without penalty.

What else should I know about form 4868?

All this form does is allowing you to take 6 more months to fill out your actual tax return. The tax forms it covers are the forms like, 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or the 1040NR-EZ. You must submit form 4868 by the date the taxes are due, and for most tax payers that day will be April 15th. Another thing you must realize is that you are only allowed to extend the time of submitting your forms not the money owed on your taxes. You must give the IRS an estimate on how much you are going to owe, and pay it at the time of filing form 4868, or be faced with penalties and late charges. Making a partial payment is better than making no payment at all. Making a good estimate based on actual numbers you have will help you save money on late charges. Most people are able to get an extension without any questions asked, which means you do not need to give a reason. If a mistake is made or rejected for any reason ETAX4868.com works directly with the IRS and can re file the form and make sure you have filled the form out correctly.

ETAX4868.com is an official E-File provider for the IRS and has a seven step, easy to follow method to assure your form 4868 is filled out perfectly. We also offer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week customer support if you have any questions while filling out your forms. All forms are filled out directly from our site and there will never be the need to download and files. Register here or get in touch with us via 703-229-0326