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Free federal tax extension is now closed for tax year 2023

  • File an extension by
    April 15, 2024 and have until October 15, 2024
    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

Tips to help you file an extension

  • Filing an income
    tax extension

    If you can't complete your federal tax return by the deadline, find out how and when to file an IRS extension and push your deadline back to October 15th.

  • How to file for an
    extension of state taxes

    While the IRS requires you to file Form 4868 for your federal extension, each state has its own requirements for obtaining a similar state
    tax extension.

  • What to do after you've
    filed an income tax extension

    Now that you've filed an extension, you might wonder what you need to do between now and when your tax return is due. We've addressed some of the
    common questions.

Frequently asked questions

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

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

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

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

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