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TurboTax Easy Extension is the fast, easy, FREE way to e-file your extension online.
Anyone with a U.S. address (including APO/FPO/DPO) can use Easy Extension – even if you don't use TurboTax! Click here to get started.
After you e-file your federal extension request, you'll get an email acknowledgment. Sign in to TurboTax Easy Extension any time to check on the status of your extension and/or print out IRS Form 4868, the extension form.
In the unlikely event your extension gets rejected, you'll have five (5) days after your initial e-file to fix and resubmit your extension. For example, if you e-file your extension on April 15 and get rejected, you can resubmit your extension any time up to and including April 20.
Once your e-filed extension has been accepted, you'll have until October 15, 2014 to either e-file or mail your federal return.
Important: Although the extension gives you until October 15 to file your return, it does not give you additional time to pay your taxes, which are due on April 15. But even if you can't pay your taxes by April 15, always file an extension anyway to minimize penalties. More info
Q: Can I pay my taxes when I file my extension with TurboTax Easy Extension?
A: Yes! You can either enter your bank account information to have your taxes debited, or pay by check. When paying by check, you'll get emailed instructions for who to make the check out to and where to mail it.
Q: Can I make installment payments through TurboTax Easy Extension?
A: No, because the IRS requires you to first file your return before you can request installment payments.
If you're unable to pay off your taxes by the April 15 deadline, please see What if I can't pay my taxes?
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- How to print Extension Form 4868
- What if I missed the April 15 filing deadline?
- What if I can't pay my taxes?