Three core 2018 tax extension forms that you can file online in a few minutes

If you decided to make a tax extension request, you don’t need to explain to the IRS why you need more time to file. What is more, you don’t need to pay any fee to the IRS and your extension isn’t an audit trigger.

The fastest and easiest way to get your form to the IRS is to file it electronically. Make sure you e-file your tax extension form by the end of the day on April 17. You will have six more months to get your return to the IRS and not become a subject to the late-filing penalty. With an extension, you’ll have until October 15, 2018, to file a return.

With PDFfiller, individuals and businesses send their IRS tax extension forms faster, while making sure that all their financial info is protected. To send your tax extension form to the IRS electronically, find it in our IRS Tax Forms Catalog. Once you open the form, a fillable field wizard will guide you through all the required fields before you click “Send to the IRS”. An email will notify you about the delivery.


IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Tax Extension for Individuals

The form 4868 gives you the right to have six more months for tax return completion. However, the extension of time given for filing a tax return does not concern the actual tax payment. It must be done by the due date.

Approved extension automatically moves the deadline for completion of the following forms:


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IRS Form 7004: Application for Automatic Tax Extension for Businesses

Partnerships, corporations or S corporations fill out and submit IRS Form 7004.

Pay close attention to the lines 2 through 6 on this form, as most apply to specific types of corporations only. Note that the 7004 does not mean that you can put off paying your tax liability (or at least the estimated amount of that liability). The extension only applies to the tax return your business will file later in the year, so be sure to pay the estimated tax by your business’s tax deadline.


IRS Form 8868: Application for Automatic Tax Extension for Tax-Exempt Organizations

When non-profit, charity or religious organizations fail to submit their tax returns in a timely manner and need an extension to file them, they should complete this form.

IRS Form 8868 is used as an application for an automatic three month extension of the due date for tax returns. Alternatively, it’s used as an additional three month extension for the organizations that have already used their automatic extension.