TurboTax / Personal Taxes / Easy Extension

Free federal tax extension is
now available

Click here to file an extension

  • File an extension by April 18, 2022 and have until October 17, 2022 to finish your taxes

  • Avoid penalties and get a little extra
    time to file
    your return
    Learn more about penalties

  • Easily complete your IRS tax
    extension from a brand you trust

  • Receive email confirmation when
    your tax extension is accepted

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Frequently asked questions


How do I file an IRS tax extension?

You can file an extension for free through our Easy Extension website.
File a free extension

Can I file a second tax extension?

Generally, no. However, there are a few cases in which you can. Learn more

Do I need to file a tax extension if I’m getting a refund?

If you’re getting a federal refund, the short answer is no. However, it’s still a good idea to file an extension to protect yourself, and it’s free to do so. Learn more

Do I need to file a tax extension for my state taxes?

It varies from state to state. If your state requires it and you’re filing with TurboTax, there’s a direct link to file an extension when you go to complete your state return. Learn more

How do I finish up in TurboTax after filing an extension?

If you filed for an extension, you’ll have until October 15 to submit your return. You don’t need to do anything extra to finish up in TurboTax. Once your return is done and you’re ready to file, we’ll guide you through the next steps. Learn more