You may find that you need a little more time to complete your income taxes. Fortunately, the IRS makes this possible by taking a few simple steps. Following these steps will grant you an additional six months to prepare and file your taxes. However, the proper steps must be taken and the proper forms must be filed.
Visit the IRS website
FIlers who need additional time to file their income tax can visit the IRS website online and fill out Form 4868. FIlers will need to fill the is form out completely and submit it online. This form will allow filers to get a six-month extension to prepare and file their income taxes. Filers should note that they are still required to pay any taxes that may be due at the time that they request or file for an extension. These steps are required regardless of who you file your income tax with. You will need to follow these steps even if you filed an H&R Block tax return.
Request an Extension by Mail
Filers also have the option of picking up form 4868 and completing it. Once the form has been filled out filers can mail the form to the IRS. You will need to discuss your intentions to request an extension from the IRS with H&R Block. You can use their toll-free number or call the H&R Block office you visited to file your return to get information. The reason for your extension will not be an issue. You will still be given six months to file your return. keep in mind that If you use an H&R Block Online product to request and file an extension, you won't be able to change your authorized debit amount. This isn't possible.
If you file an extension with H&R Block and it's rejected, you may have the chance to change your authorized debit amount. This sometimes happens if there are errors in your extension request. You may be able to correct those errors online or you may be required to correct the errors manually and mail them back to the IRS. However, this may grant you a chance to change the authorized debit amount you may owe.
After thousands of H&R Block customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Request an Extension to File My Taxes with H&r Block? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting H&R Block if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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