If you can't meet the April filing deadline (Midnight, April 17th this year) to file your tax return, you can get an automatic six month extension of time to file from the IRS.
Here are some things to remember about filing extensions:
If you ask for an extension via computer, you can also choose to pay any expected balance due by authorizing an electronic funds withdrawal from a checking or savings account. You will need the appropriate bank routing and account numbers and must also have available the adjusted gross income from your 2006 federal income tax return to verify your identity. For information on these and other methods of payment, call 800-TAX-1040 (800-829-1040).
If your return is completed but you are unable to pay the tax due, do not request an extension. File your return on time and pay as much as you can. The IRS will send you a bill or notice for the balance due. To apply online for a payment agreement, go to IRS.gov, use the pull-down menu under "I need to ..." and select "Set Up a Payment Plan."
To obtain a copy of Form 4868 or other forms and publications use Efile tax preparation software, download them from IRS.gov or visit your local IRS office. Note that forms and publications can be ordered by calling 800-TAX-Form (800-829-3676). However, telephone requests normally take 10 days to fill and may not arrive before the tax deadline of April 17.
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