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  • Get a 6-month tax extension and have until October 15th to finish your taxes
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Personal Online Tax Extension

Personal Online Tax Extension

How to eFile Your Personal Tax Extension

For many reasons, many taxpayers can't file their federal individual income tax return by the April 15th tax deadline. Many people are surprised to hear that each year, over 14 million American taxpayers request an automatic 6-month extension of time to file from the IRS, which they can accomplish in a couple of ways. There's the old fashion way, by filling out and mailing IRS Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) by the original filing deadline. If the IRS accepts and approves the extension, taxpayers then have until October 15 to prepare their taxes. There is one relatively major downside to mailing in the paper form. The IRS will only notify you if they reject your extension, they do not inform you that it was approved, which can be problematic. When the IRS denies your extension for any reason, they will also notify by the U.S. mail. Unfortunately, by the time that notification reaches you, it will be well passed the tax filing deadline, and you will already potentially be in a position of owing late filing penalties. 

Alternatively, when you eFile your extension, you're notified of being approved or rejected in a matter of minutes. If your tax extension is rd for any reason, you have the opportunity to correct any errors and resubmit it to the IRS. At TaxExtension.com, it only takes a few minutes to extend your filing deadline. Our team of tax professionals and product experts have designed an easy-to-use online process that guides you through electronically submitting Form 4868 to the IRS. Here’s how you can eFile your personal tax extension online with us:

First, Provide Your Information

The IRS requires that you provide certain personal information to file a tax extension — including your name, address, and Social Security Number (as well as your spouse’s, if applicable). You don’t even have to worry about digging up past tax returns, W-2 forms, 1099 information returns, or other complex tax forms. Plus, your data is protected by our first-rate security technology and shared only with the IRS.

Next, Calculate Your Tax

Many taxpayers mistakenly believe that when they file a tax extension, they are requesting an extension of time to pay their taxes. The reality is you are only asking for additional time to file. There is no extension to pay any tax you may have due. It's important to remember that to avoid late payment penalties you must either a) owe less than $1,000 b) have already paid or had withheld at least 90% of your final tax bill or c) have already paid or had withheld 100% of your total taxes owed last year. For this reason, it's essential that when you request an extension, you make sure you estimate your potential tax liability (if any) for that year. The good news is approximately 3 out of every four taxpayers will owe nothing on April 15th and will be receiving a refund when they file. TaxExtension.com makes it easy to assess your situation with our convenient tax calculator. If you owe tax or want to play it safe and make an estimated tax payment, you can make a payment right here from your bank account via Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), which will help you avoid IRS late fees and interest charges.

Lastly, Submit Your Application

Click “Submit” to eFile Form 4868, and done! We will transmit your extension application (and tax payment) directly to the IRS. You can even log in to our system and check the status of your extension at any time of day. As soon as the IRS approves your tax extension, we send you a confirmation email — something you never get if you file a paper tax extension.

Again, in the rare case that the IRS rejects your tax extension, we will help determine why — and, after fixing any mistakes, you can resubmit your extension for free. The IRS gives you a few extra days (usually until April 20 at the latest) to fix errors and re-submit your extension. Note that nearly all tax extension rejections are because the name and Social Security Number don’t match IRS records (usually due to typos or misspellings). As long as you provide accurate information and file by the deadline (April 15), you should have no problem getting approved — which is why it’s called an “automatic extension.”

As an authorized IRS e-file provider, TaxExtension.com protects your data with the latest technology and daily security scans. This allows our customers to eFile and electronically make secure online payments knowing that their information is kept private.

If you have any questions, our dedicated support team is standing by.

Let us help take the stress out of tax season — get your personal tax extension online today!