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Level 2

Filing Extension

Turbotax webpage says " Free Federal Tax Extension available in March"

However, I've been trying to file an extension for 2019 income tax, but I get this error message:

"Unfortunately, the deadline for filing an extension has passed"

Why is this happening?  I am pretty sure that the deadline to file an extension is April 15, 2020.

Any clue about what's going on?



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Filing Extension

That message is for tax year 2018. The IRS has not yet approved the form for E-file. Once they approve it, TurboTax will be able to E-file it. You can print form 4868 and mail it in to the IRS.


If you want to wait for the E-file option, check the forms availability status.

  • Once the form goes from "unsupported" to "available", under E-file, you'll get the option to E-file. 
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Filing Extension

file 2019 extension?

Level 15

Filing Extension

@dcobb2025 wrote:

file 2019 extension?

TurboTax support FAQ for extension requests -

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