I understand that when i pay at the IRS direct-pay online https://www.irs.gov/payments/direct-pay I get an automatic 6 months extension without having to file Form 4868. Is this correct?
Also, is there such an online payment method for taxes in the state of California?
Per IRS instructions on Form 4868, the answer is yes, as long as you indicate that the payment is for an extension:
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