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|Taxpayers who need more time to prepare and file their federal tax return can apply for an extension of time to file until Oct. 15.
To get an extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability on the extension form and pay any amount due.
Individual taxpayers have several easy ways to file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, by the July 15 deadline.
Tax software providers have an electronic version available.
In addition, all taxpayers, regardless of income, can use IRS Free File to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension.