Filing an extension only changes the deadline for filing your tax return.
If you owe taxes, they need to be paid by April 18, 2023.
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Extend your tax deadline to October 16, 2023. It's quick and simple with our online service.
If you owe taxes, you can pay right from your checking or savings account for free. You can even choose to wait until April 18, 2023 to have funds withdrawn from your account.
We'll email you as soon as the IRS accepts your extension. Filing a Federal extension has never been easier.
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Why Should I File a Tax Extension?
By filing Form 4868, you can add 6 months to your filing deadline. If you owe taxes, you still need to pay them by April 18, 2023. These are some reasons you may want to file an extension:
- You've got a few things left to organize before you can file
- A sudden change in your life that needs your full attention
- You're still waiting for tax forms or documents
- Your W-2 or other forms need to be replaced
- Extreme weather or another event delays your tax filing
- Filing later has tax planning advantages
- You want to avoid late filing penalties
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FreeTaxUSA made the filing of my extension easy in the spring. Via email, I received reminders of my deadline. When I filed, the program anticipates what info I need and makes the completion of the forms extremely easy and fast.
worked great was able to file an extension and was reminded to file before deadline. Liked that I could file state tax.
Watkins Glen, NY
I started early and asked for an extension to work through some complications and was able to pick up where I left off without a problem. Easy to use.
Sierra Vista, AZ
I should have got the extension! This process was 1000x quicker than expected! Thank you
Due to the extreme winter we experienced in Wisconsin this year, my wife and I extended our stay in Arizona into April. I extended since we didn't have any of our tax filing info with us. FreeTaxUSA made that process easy.
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