File Federal Tax Extension Online
Filing for your federal tax extension must be done on or before the April 15th due date of your tax return. This will extend your filing deadline until Oct 15th. EFile your tax extension online in minutes with Simple Extension.
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File a 2016 - 2017 Federal Tax Extension
File an extension and pay any income tax due by April 15 using our Simple Extension web service. With Simple Extension, you can:
- Click an extension link here and fill in all the pertinent information.
- Efile your federal extension with the IRS through the link provided
- Make a payment of the tax amount due, right from your bank account
- Print a copy of the PDF extension document you efiled to the IRS
- Check your email to see that your extension has been accepted by the IRS
- Re-file your extension with corrections if your extension was denied
Need to use a credit card to pay taxes owed?
Once you have mailed or e-filed your extension and need to pay taxes owed, you can do this by credit card by using one of several IRS approved Electronic Payment Methods. You can pay by credit card online or by phone.
The IRS Federal Tax Extension Form allows you plenty of extra time to file your return, 6 months to be exact.
- Over 97% of the extensions filed with the IRS are Approved!
- Extend online in minutes – the IRS will not ask you for a reason.
- Your extension is submitted electronically on a secure network.
- Receive an IRS email confirmation once your extension is Approved.
You can then file your federal income tax return anytime on or before the Oct 15th tax extension deadline.
Filing a federal tax extension on time does NOT grant you an extension of time to pay the amount of taxes you owe. If you find you cannot pay the full amount, you can still file an extension. However, you should pay as much as you can to limit the amount of interest and late payment penalties you may be charged for from the regular due date of your return.
Federal Taxes IRS Extension Filing
When you do file your federal tax return, you do not need to include a copy of your federal tax return extension form, the IRS will already have your federal taxes extension form per their email confirmation for your approved extension.
Late Tax Filing Penalty
If you do not file your return or extension by the due date, you may have to pay some failure-to-file penalties. The penalty is 5.0% of the unpaid balance for each month or part of a month that a return is late, up to a maximum penalty of 25%. If your return is over 60 days late, the minimum penalty is $100 or the balance of the tax due on your return, whichever is the lesser value.
You do not have to pay the amount of taxes you owe when you file federal tax extension forms, though you most likely will be responsible for interest charges. The main purpose for filing a federal income tax extension is to protect yourself from a Failure to File Penalty of 5% per month, and up to 25% of the taxes owed.
The Internal Revenue Service requires that you request an extension of time to file regardless of whether you owe additional taxes or not. Generally, there are no penalties or interest assessed on late filed tax returns that will have a zero balance due or tax refund due.
- File for an extension by the April tax return due date
- Pay your tax liability by the April tax return due date
If you do not pay at least 90% of the amount
due on or before the
April tax filing
deadline, the following penalties will apply:
If you do not pay at least 90% of your balance due by the April filing due date, you will be assessed a penalty of 0.5% of your unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month they remain unpaid, until the balance is paid in full. A maximum of 25% in penalties and interest charges on tax owed applies.
File for your federal tax extension today and lock in your extended Oct. 15th tax filing deadline now for extra time!