TurboTax / Personal Taxes / Easy Extension

Free federal tax extension is now
closed for tax year 2021

  • File an extension by the IRS deadline,
    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


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