How do I file an extension?
To file Form 4868 to request an extension on time to file your tax return, select your situation:
- TurboTax Online: follow these instructions to e-file your extension.
- TurboTax CD/Download software: follow these instructions to print Form 4868.
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.)