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Form 4868 (Current) Extension
to File Individual Income Tax Return.

by Roger Chartier

The IRS form 4868 is an "Application For Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Tax Return."

There are currently 3 ways to request the extension.
  1. File Form 4868 online from your computer

  2. Pay all or part of what you think you owe using a credit card or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. ( See the IRS for details)

  3. Print out and fill out then file this current paper IRS Form 4868 and you can file it in Spanish (en Espanol) at IRS Form f4868sp

2014 Tax -File by April 15, 2015

To file taxes for the year 2014, you have to file on or before Wednesday April 15, 2015.

These dates change when the tax due date changes each year.
It usually is April 15 but sometimes is changed because weekend days land on April 15. This year it is April 15, 2015.

There are penalties of up to 25% of tax due if you file after the due date including the extensions.

Two month tax filing extension

Usually the extensions are for 2 months - to June 15, 2014 for 2013 taxes and to June 15, 2015 for 2014 taxes.

The limit is 6 months,so for 2013 tax filing in 2014, it lands on October 15, 2014 and so for 2014 tax filing in 2015, it lands on October 15, 2015.

There might be an exception if you live out of the country.

Check with the IRS

Before you make any decisions be thorough and read all instructions on all forms and check with the Internal Revenue Service with any questions.

By Roger Chartier