Form 4868 is a tax form used by individuals to request an extension of time to file their federal income tax return. Filing Form grants individuals an additional 6 months to file their tax return.
Individuals who owe taxes should estimate the amount owed and pay it by the original due date of the tax return to avoid penalties and interest.
Form 4868 can be submitted by US citizen or resident who needs an automatic extension. Taxpayer who lives outside of the country will receive an additional 4 months after submitting this form.
April 18, 2023, is the deadline for submitting your 2022 taxes or requesting an extension. You'll have until October 16, 2023 to submit your 2022 tax return if you request an extension.
IRS Form 4868 can be filed electronically or by mail and must be submitted by the original filing deadline of the tax return.
If you'd rather mail a copy of extension request to the IRS, the instructions for Form 4868 provide a page with a list of addresses. Depending on your state, you might use a different address.