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Need to file a free federal tax extension?
Eligible military can get a little more time.

See if you're eligible.
For most taxpayers, the deadline to file
an extension
has passed.

 

Eligible: Military personnel

If you’re stationed outside of the U.S. with an AE, AP or AA military address, you
have until June 18th to file an extension.

  • Extend your tax filing deadline to October 17th
  • Complete your IRS tax extension with guidance from a name you trust
  • Get an email confirmation from the IRS when your tax extension is accepted

File a Free Extension

Extension not accepted by the IRS

If your TurboTax extension was filed by April 18th but rejected by the IRS, you have until April 23rd to revise and resubmit your extension – FREE!

Revise My Tax Extension

 

Not eligible for an extension? Finish your taxes now.

The good news is TurboTax makes it easy to finish your taxes now, and helps you minimize potential IRS penalties.

 

Learn more about filing a tax 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 17th. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.


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