How to file an extension if you can not finish your tax return by deadline

The April 15 tax filing deadline is days away.

What happens if you can’t file in time? You need to file an extension.

You do not pay you will be subject to interest and penalties.

You must file the extension no later than April 15 the regular tax deadline.
An extension to file your return is not an extension to pay any taxes you owe.
You must estimate and pay the tax you owe and file by April deadline
the IRS said.
For Free File the IRS has cooperated with 8 companies for 2023 tax season.
You can use IRS Free File to electronically request an automatic tax filing extension it will give you until Oct 15 to file the return.
If extension is selected when making your payment you wont have to file a extension form and you will get a confirmation number for your records.
You can get extension by electronically paying all or part of your estimated income tax due and indicating the payment for extension.
You can make same day payment or schedule a payment by accessing your IRS individual Online Account using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or with a credit or debit card.

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