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How do I print an extension in the TurboTax CD/Download software?

To print Form 4868 to request an extension on filing your tax return in TurboTax CD/Download software:

  1. Open your return.
  2. Select Federal Taxes in the top menu.
  3. Select Other Tax Situations.
  4. On the Other Tax Situations screen, select Start next File an extension.
  5. Answer Yes to Do you want to apply for an extension? and Continue.
  6. Answer the questions until you reach the Your Extension Results page where you can print your extension.

You can also e-file an extension using TurboTax Easy Extension.

Keep in mind: An extension doesn't give you extra time to pay your taxes — but it will keep you from getting a late filing penalty. (You'll still owe interest if you pay after the deadline.)

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