Form 4868 – Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return is used to apply for a six (6) month extension. Filing Form 4868 only extends the time a taxpayer has to submit their tax return to the IRS and it does not extend the time the taxpayer has to pay any amount that may be due.
To qualify for the extension a taxpayer must:
- Estimate their 2017 tax liability using the information currently available to the taxpayer,
- Enter the tax liability on line 4 of Form 4868, and
- File Form 4868 by the regular due date of the return which is by 11:59 P.M. on April 17, 2018
To create Form 4868 in the tax program click on the link below to view instructions on how to create and file an extension:
Individual Extensions – www.taxslayerpro.com/kb/50201/