How to file an Extension … Form 4868 … Automatic Extension

So you tried as hard as you could, but you could not get your taxes done. Not to worry… They are due today, but there are options !

How to file an Extension

Form 4868 found here on the IRS website will allow you an AUTOMATIC extension filing.

  • File this form if you cannot finish your return…not kidding, do not ignore the IRS, filing an extension if much better than going radio silent
  • If you think you owe, make an estimate and send the funds, if you do owe you may be subject to penalties
  • Your new deadline is October 15, 20215 … but don’t wait until the last minute…filing another extension is much harder

Thought you might get a kick out this … May feel like it!




Have a Happy Tax Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225


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