Federal Tax Extensions are not offered until Wednesday, April 4, 2018
If you are not able to finish your 2016 tax return by the April 18th deadline, you can simply file a tax extension online with RapidTax! It will give you an extra six months to file your return.
You can e-file an extension right here on RapidTax, but you must do it no later than April 18th : the IRS will not accept a request for an extension after that date.
Just create an account here and follow the instructions. It’s completely free and only takes a few minutes. Then you can log back in to your account anytime over the next six months to prepare your return at your own pace.
Please note: Tax extensions will be available starting on April 5th, 2017.
Completing an extension request only takes a few minutes.
A tax extension automatically gives you until October 18th, 2017 to file your return with the IRS without incurring any failure-to-file penalties.
Though an extension gives you an extra six months to file, it does not give you an extra six months to pay. When you file your extension prior to the April 18th deadline, you will have to estimate your tax liability and pay any tax due.
Thus a tax extension does not let you avoid paying your taxes, but it will grant you extra time to prepare your return. Create your account now to e-file a tax extension for free.