Extension of Deadline
Need more time to prepare your federal tax return? Waited too long to file?
- Please be aware that an extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your tax liability.
Extensions for Individuals
If you are not able to file your federal individual income tax return by the due date, you may be able to get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file.
Your extension must be requested.
To do so, you must file Form 4868.
Special rules may apply if you are:
- living outside the United States,
- out of the country when your 6-month extension expires, or
- Serving in a combat zone or a qualified hazardous duty