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If you have all of your tax information and can file your 2022 tax return, you should do it now. Federal filing is always free and easy.

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Why Do I Need a Tax Extension?

By filing Form 4868, you can add 6 months to your tax deadline. It only takes a few minutes. Here are some reasons you may want to file an extension:

  • You need to get organized before filing
  • A sudden change happens in your life
  • Still waiting for tax forms or documents
  • Lost W-2 or other forms that need to be replaced
  • Extreme weather or other events delay your tax filing
  • Waiting for specific tax filing advantages
  • Trying to reduce late filing penalties

File a State Extension

Not sure how your state handles extensions? Some states will automatically grant an extension when you file your Federal Extension, but others may require you to submit another form.

Most states allow you an extension to file your state return without needing to file anything other than the federal extension. Check your state to see what they require.

To file a federal extension: Menu Path: Personal > 2022 Extension > Start your 2022 Extension

Important: An extension of time to file your tax return does NOT mean you have an extension of time to pay your tax due. If you owe taxes, be sure to make an estimated tax payment before the April 18, 2023 payment deadline, even if you don't file your return until October 16, 2023.

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Alabama Alabama tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Alaska Alaska doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Alaska tax extension to file.
Arizona Arizona tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Arkansas Arkansas tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
California California tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Colorado Colorado tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Connecticut Connecticut tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a Connecticut tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Delaware Delaware tax extensions require filing a separate extension by the May 1st deadline. Include your tax payment if you expect to owe taxes. More Info
District of Columbia District of Columbia extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you expect a refund. If you expect to owe taxes, file a District of Columbia tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Florida Florida doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Florida tax extension to file.
Georgia Georgia tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Hawaii Hawaii tax extensions are automatic if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, send in your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Idaho Idaho tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Illinois Illinois tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Indiana Indiana tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file an Indiana tax extension with your payment by April 18th. More Info
Iowa Iowa tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the May deadline. More Info
Kansas Kansas tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Kentucky Kentucky tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Louisiana Louisiana tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the May deadline.More Info
Maine Maine tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Maryland Maryland tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a Maryland tax extension with your tax payment by the deadline. More Info
Massachusetts Massachusetts tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Michigan Michigan tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Minnesota Minnesota tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Mississippi Mississippi tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Missouri Missouri tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a Missouri tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Montana Montana tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Nebraska Nebraska tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a Nebraska tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Nevada Nevada doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Nevada tax extension to file.
New Hampshire New Hampshire tax extensions are automatic if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file NH Form DP-59-A  and include a tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
New Jersey New Jersey tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
New Mexico New Mexico tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
New York New York tax extensions require filing Form IT-370 with a Federal Extension by the April deadline. Include your tax payment if you expect to owe taxes. More Info
North Carolina North Carolina tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you expect to owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
North Dakota North Dakota tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Ohio Ohio tax extensions are automatic when you file a Federal Extension. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Oklahoma Oklahoma tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file an Oklahoma tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Oregon Oregon tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you owe taxes, file an Oregon tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a Pennsylvania tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Rhode Island Rhode Island tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a Rhode Island tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
South Carolina South Carolina tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. If you expect to owe taxes, file a South Carolina tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
South Dakota South Dakota doesn't collect income tax, so there is no South Dakota tax extension to file.
Tennessee Tennessee doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Tennessee tax extension to file.
Texas Texas doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Texas tax extension to file.
Utah Utah tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Vermont Vermont tax extensions are automatic with a Federal Extension if you don't owe taxes. However, if you expect to owe taxes, file a Vermont tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Virginia Virginia tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the May deadline. More Info
Washington Washington doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Washington tax extension to file.
West Virginia West Virginia tax extensions are automatic if you don't owe taxes. If you owe taxes, file a West Virginia tax extension with your tax payment by the April deadline. More Info
Wisconsin Wisconsin tax extensions are automatic, no extension filing needed. If you owe taxes, a payment to your state is required by the April deadline. More Info
Wyoming Wyoming doesn't collect income tax, so there is no Wyoming tax extension to file.

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