Form 4868—Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. File this tax form to file for a tax extension. If you aren’t ready for the April 15 deadline to file a federal income tax return, you can file an extension by mail with Form 4868.
To file Form 4868 in 2021, you must have estimated tax liability for 2020. After subtracting the taxes paid during the course of the tax year through estimated tax payments and withholding, you will know your tax liability. If it’s below $0, you aren’t required to pay the IRS.
Fill Out Form 4868 Online
Get to the bottom of Form 4868 and start filling out by clicking the boxes you need to enter information and money amounts.
Filling out a Form 4868 is quite simple as you only need to enter your estimated tax liability and total taxes paid. If you owe, you should pay the IRS amount due. This isn’t necessary though but if you end up owing to the IRS at the time of filing a tax return, you will be subject to late fees and interest.
After filling out Form 4868, detach the designated part and mail it to the IRS. If you’re paying, attach your payment voucher to Form 4868.
Form 4868 Mailing Address
|State of Residence||Mailing Address With Payment||Mailing Address Without Payment|
|Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia||P.O. Box 931300 Louisville, KY 40293-1300||Kansas City, MO 64999-0045|
|Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming||P.O. Box 7122 San Francisco, CA 94120-7122||Fresno, CA 93888-0045|
|Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin||P.O. Box 802503 Cincinnati, OH 45280-2503||Fresno, CA 93888-0045|
|Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia||P.O. Box 37911 Hartford, CT 06176-7911||Ogden, UT 84201-0045|
|Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont||P.O. Box 37009 Hartford, CT 06176-7009||Kansas City, MO 64999-0045|
|Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas||P.O. Box 1302 Charlotte, NC 28201-1302||Austin, TX 73301-0045|
|Foreign Countries||P.O. Box 1302 Charlotte,NC 28201-1302 USA||Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA|
Filing a Tax Extension Online
There is also another way you can file a tax extension. Instead of filling out a paper Form 4868 and mailing it to the IRS, file a tax extension online.
This is the most convenient way to file a tax extension if you’re in a rush. Read this article to learn more on filing a tax extension online.
Note: You can also pay taxes online while filing a tax extension.