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IRS Form 4868: Fill it Right In Case You Failed to File Tax Form

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In case you have failed to file your individual federal income tax return, then you have the option to get an extension of 6-month long to file them. You can get an extension if you will a IRS Form 4868 before the original due date. IRS Form 4868 is tax extension that is given for the individuals who report their income to IRS. This may include 1099 filed contractors, 1040 filler taxpayers and LLCs single members and other. Filing an individual extension for will help extend following IRS Forms' deadline: IRS Form 1040; IRS Form 1040A; IRS Form 1040-PR; IRS Form 1040-SS; IRS Form 1040NR-EZ; IRS Form 1040NR; IRS Form 1040EZ.

Part 1Your Best Solution to Fill out IRS Form 4868

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Part 2Instructions for How to Complete IRS Form 4868

To fill a form, first import it by clicking Forms>Import, then select the FDF file, from the small window that will open up. Once you have selected the form, it will open on your desktop. Now you can fill it with all the necessary details. This includes:

Your Name and address in the Identification part. If your tax plan is joint, then you need to add your partner’s names too as that too are expected to be appeared.

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Part I: Identification(Your Personal details)

Enter your Personal details in Line 1. This includes your name and address. There are few things that you need to know when filling this part:

1.Entering your address in part 1 will result in tax extensions being sent to that number. In case you are hired by someone and act as an agent or you have hired someone to take care of your tax extension, then you have to mention it in the application part 1.

2.In case you have changed your name that was given on your last tax return, you need to ensure that you have informed Social Security Administration (SSA) first before filling IRS Form 4868. This will help you to save time by avoiding all the unnecessary delays.

3.You are also expected to notify IRS about the change in the address since your last tax return. You may use IRS Form 8822 for this purpose. Writing your latest address in the Form 4868 will not update any records.

If you have a joint return, then mention your name and your spouse in here.

Enter Your Social Security Number in Line 2 and 3.

What should a resident Alien do?

If you are applying jointly, then enter SSN of your spouse in Line 3. In case you are a resident alien or a Social Security Number is not there for you or you are not legally eligible to get a Social Security Number, and then you can enter your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). As it is needed to pay your income tax return, you need to apply Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

This is the end of part 1.

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Part 2: Individual Income Tax

You can round off the cents into a whole dollar bill when you fill a IRS form 4868. If you have decided to do so, then make sure that you have done in the whole application

Enter Tax Liability in line 4

Fill in Line four with estimated total tax liability. You need to provide this exactly the same value as this will be used on the tax return (one of the following forms): Form 1040, Form 1040EZ, Form 1040-SS, Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040NR, Form 1040-PR and Form 1040A.

Enter your total payment in Line 5. This will include all the money that is withheld by your company and the estimated tax payment. Line 6 is to enter the tax amount that is unpaid by you. You can find it by reducing the value in line 5 from the 4th line. And Line 7 is needed to be filler with the amount that you are willing to pay IRS along with the application.

What should those who live outside the country do?

Line 8 is to be checked if you are living outside of the Puerto Rico and the United States of America’s international boundaries on the original due date.

1040NR or 1040NR-EZ

Line 9 is to be checked if the due date is mid-June and still you are yet to receive your wages that federal income that has withheld.

Part 3Tips and Warnings for IRS Form 4868

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