Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
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Payments and Extensions

How to File an Extension

Taxpayers may file the extension electronically or on paper. The extension must be transmitted or mailed by the due date of the return.

You can help taxpayers file for an extension using tax software.

Tax software hint.

For software entries, go to the Volunteer Resource Guide, Other Returns tab, to review the step-by-step procedures for filing for an extension using the tax software.

Top of Form 4868.