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How do I file an IRS extension (Form 4868) in TurboTax Online?

SOLVEDby TurboTax11887Updated January 13, 2023

IRS extensions for tax year 2022 must be filed on or before April 18, 2023 for domestic taxpayers.

It isn't possible to file a post-deadline extension.

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

  1. Open your return in TurboTax Online
    • To do this, sign in to TurboTax and select Pick up where you left off
  2. Select File an extension from the menu
    • If you don't see File an extension, search for extend using the search function and select Jump to in the search results
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to e-file your extension

Note: If you're paying additional taxes owed with direct debit, you'll need to provide your 2021 AGI for verification purposes (if you didn't file a 2021 return, enter 0 as your AGI).

If you don't have your AGI, or your extension gets rejected for the wrong AGI, here are two options:

  1. Recommended: Pay your taxes at IRS Direct Pay (this also automatically gives you an extension)
  2. Download and print Form 4868, fill it out, and get it postmarked before 11:59 PM on April 18. Payment and mailing instructions are on pages 3 and 4 of your printout

If you filed prior to the deadline, but were rejected, you'll likely have until April 23 to mail in your extension.

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