Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Individual Income Tax Return

Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Individual Income Tax Return

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Form 4868 Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (99) Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return OMB No. 1545-0074 20 10 There are three ways to request an automatic extension of time to file a U.S. individual income tax return. 1. You can file Form 4868 electronically by accessing IRS e-file using your home computer or by using a tax professional who uses e-file. 2. You can pay all or part of your estimate of income tax due using a credit or debit card. 3. You can file a paper Form 4868. It’s Convenient, Safe, and Secure IRS e-file is the IRS’s electronic filing program. You can get an automatic extension of time to file your tax return by filing Form 4868 electronically. You will receive an electronic acknowledgment once you complete the transaction. Keep it with your records. Do not send in Form 4868 if you file electronically, unless you are making a payment with a check or money order (see page 3). Complete Form 4868 to use as a worksheet. If you think you may owe tax when you file your return, you will need to estimate your total tax liability and subtract how much you have already paid (lines 4, 5, and 6 below). Several companies offer free e-filing of Form 4868 through the Free File program. For more details, go to IRS.gov and click on freefile. E-file Using Your Personal Computer or Through a Tax Professional Refer to your tax software package or tax preparer for ways to file electronically. Be sure to have a copy of your 2009 tax return—you will be asked to provide information from the return for taxpayer verification. If you wish to make a payment, you can pay by electronic funds withdrawal or send your check or money order to the address shown in the middle column under Where To File a Paper Form 4868 (see page 4). Pay by Credit or Debit Card You can get an extension if you pay part or all of your estimate of income tax due by using a credit or debit card. Your payment must be at least $1. You can pay by phone or over the Internet (see page 3). File a Paper Form 4868 If you wish to file on paper instead of electronically, fill in the Form 4868 below and mail it to the address shown on page 4. For information on using a private delivery service, see page 4. Note. If you are a fiscal year taxpayer, you must file a paper Form 4868. General Instructions Purpose of Form Use Form 4868 to apply for 6 more months (4 if “out of the country” (defined on page 2) and a U.S. citizen or resident) to file Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS. Gift tax return (Form 709). An extension of time to file your 2010 calendar year income tax return also extends the time to file Form 709 for 2010. However, it does not extend the time to pay any gift tax you may owe for 2010. To make a payment of gift tax, see Form 8892. If you do not pay the amount due by the regular due date for Form 709, you will owe interest and may also be charged penalties. If the donor died during 2010, see the instructions for Forms 709
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Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Individual Income Tax Return

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