IRS Form 4868 – Federal Tax Extension Form

If for some reason you are unable to complete your tax return or having any trouble paying your tax obligation by the deadline, you have the option and a strong good reason to request and file a tax extension. Using IRS form 4868 (the federal tax extension form), you can get an automatic extension up to six months until 15 October, which is give you more time to prepare the federal tax return and avoid tax penalties, particularly the late filing penalty.

This kind of tax extension not means you can late for paying all taxes owed. Owed taxes must be submitted with the form in order to avoid fees and penalties due to a late payment. Even if you properly file an extension on taxes, you can expect to be charged 0.5% of any tax owed for each month passed the deadline. To avoid this penalty, you can include a payment with this IRS 4868 Form.

How to file federal tax extension with IRS form 4868?

Filling out and complete this federal tax extension form is simple. All you need is standard identification information (name, address, social security number), an estimate of your total tax liability for the year, the total payments you’ve already paid this year, and the amount you’re including with 4868 IRS tax extension form. The Last day to file this federal tax extension form is the same by the regular individual income tax filing deadline which is 15 April each year (see this general tax calendar and this 2014 simple tax calendar for individuals to be more specific).

Which tax returns are able to extend using IRS form 4868?

You can use form 4868 to file a federal tax extension on following individual income tax returns:

IRS Form 1040

IRS Form 1040A

IRS Form 1040EZ

IRS Form 1040NR

IRS Form 1040NR-EZ

Get this IRS Form 4868, Free Federal Tax Extension Form Download

And finally, you can get the irs form 4868 in blank fillable PDF format from here. If you don’t have Adobe Reader on your computer yet, download and install it for free from here so you can fill out, complete and print out the from.

A quick note, you can file tax extension online for free, read this article about how to file extension for taxes to know more about it.

Where to File Form 4868

These Where to File addresses are to be used ONLY by TAXPAYERS AND TAX PROFESSIONALS FILING FORM 4868 during Calendar Year 2014.

 If you live in… And you ARE NOT enclosing a payment use this address And you ARE enclosing a payment use this address
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service

Kansas City, MO 64999-0045

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 931300

Louisville, KY 40293-1300

Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service

Austin, TX 73301-0045

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box  1302

Charlotte, NC 28201-1302

Alaska,  Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service

Fresno, CA 93888-0045

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 7122

San Francisco, CA


Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska,  North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service

Fresno, CA 93888-0002

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 802503

Cincinnati, OH 45280-2503

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,

New Hampshire,

New York,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia

Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service

Kansas City, MO 64999-0045

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 37009

Hartford, CT 06176-0009 

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