TurboTax Income Tax Extension Support
Ok so there's the stiff arm, a tactic to keep someone at bay, but it won't work with Uncle Sam. That boy is persistent, and he packs some real punishment if you don't comply.
TurboTax support for filing a 2019 - 2020 tax extension
Option 1: E-file your federal tax extension in minutes with TurboTax Easy Extension
Using TurboTax Easy Extension, you can:
- E-file your federal extension
- Make a payment of any tax due directly from your checking or savings account
- Print a PDF copy of your e-filed extension
- Receive notifications when your extension has been accepted by the IRS
- Get easy instructions on how to file a state extension by mail
Note: Once a tax extension is approved, you’ll have until October 15, 2020 to prepare
and file your 2019 income tax return. If you’re expecting a refund, it will not be processed
until you have filed your return. If you think you owe additional taxes, they will need
to be paid to the IRS by July 15, 2020 to avoid penalties.
Option 2: Print and mail your completed IRS extension form
If you prefer to mail in your tax extension form directly to the IRS, simply refer to IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. Complete and print the form, and send it to the required IRS address for your state.
Be sure to include your estimated payment with your Form 4868 and mail it—postmarked by July 15, 2020 to avoid any penalties or interest. Then complete and file your federal income tax return on or before October 15, 2020.
TurboTax Video: How To File An Extension
Filing An Income Tax Extension can buy you more time to complete tax season tasks...
Uncle Sam must be satisfied or else. It's not a matter of getting back to him whenever you please. If you cant get your taxes done on time, file a income tax extension and get any taxes you still owe paid. Or else!!!
Or Else you say? Yes I say... Your tax bill as it is now will seem quite small when you compare it to a future version that shows IRS penalties and interest charges that add up to a much bigger pain in the you-know-what!
Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Fact is, anyone can apply for an income tax extension, which grants taxpayers an additional 6 months to prepare and file their tax return.
There is no need to explain why you are requesting a tax extension. The IRS will contact you only if your request is denied. In this case, they will supply a reason so you can make corrections and re-apply.
Fact is, just about everyone that applies will get approved.
Get 6 More Months To Prepare and Submit Your Tax Return to the IRS
They don't care why you want an extension, and the won't ask!
Just apply, and get-er-done!
Many things in life are difficult, but this ain't one of them...
Apply online or by postal mail.
Follow these steps to Qualify for a Tax Extension
- Use our website tax calculator to estimate your federal tax liability using your annual income.
- Enter your tax liability on line 4 of Extension Form 4868
- eFile or mail Form 4868 by the July 15 tax return due date.
If you do not pay what you owe by the regular due date, you will be subjected to interest charges on a monthly basis. You may also be subjected to penalty charges.
How to Pay Your Taxes Owed
You can pay electronically online, or by phone using Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. This can be done by using your bank account, or by debit or credit card.
Pay by Check or Money Order
- Make check or money order pay to United States Treasury.
- Write your SSN, daytime phone number, and “Form 4868” on your check or money order.
- Do not staple or attach your payment to Form 4868.