Think you might
not make the IRS' April deadline? Don't panic. There is help available
Form 4868 is
an application for an extension of time. It is used to grant four
more months to file your tax returns. Whether you're filing Form
1040-EZ, or Form
1040, you can move the due date back to August 15th.
When you complete
4868, you do not have to explain why you are requesting the
extension of time. However, the IRS will contact you if the request
is denied. And as the IRS is quick to point out, you are still responsible
for having all taxes paid before the April due date. Any underpayment
of taxes could result in a penalty later down the road.
If you think
you won't make the April 15 cut-off, download Form
4868. Print and mail it before April 15th, and you can breathe
a little easier... at least for four months.
Yes, these forms
are provided by the Internal Revenue Service and the different state
tax agencies for use in preparing your income taxes.
In most cases,
these Acrobat forms can be used instead of originals for filing
purposes. Simply print these forms out on a laser printer of 300dpi
or greater. Then complete and mail the forms in before your filing