How Do I Request An Extension To File My Taxes With TaxAct?
Getting an extension to file your tax return isn't tricky if you follow the right procedures with TaxAct. Use Form 4868 for Automatic Extension of Time to File US Individual Income Tax Return. With this form, you can avoid the penalties applicable to neglect of tax filing without extension. Once you finish the process, though, IRS may give you a copious six months to collect everything and file your returns. Let's see how it works.
If you need the automatic extension of six months to file your tax return, submit Form 4868 with the necessary estimates applicable to it. Steps to follow are:
When you apply for a federal tax filing extension, your state may automatically follow the course. In some states, though, you need to file a separate state extension.
If you want to complete the process via your mobile device, follow these steps:
If you don't receive income and tax-related information on time from your partnerships or other businesses, you can file this extension. This option also works if you've been ill, out of the country, or having a family crisis underway.
However, if you want to file an extension when you may owe more but don't know what, it's not a good idea. If you fail to make the right estimates of your tax and pay them with an extension, you will end up with penalties and interest on the shortfall.
After thousands of TaxAct 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 Taxact? 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 TaxAct 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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