IRS will take extension requests online

IRS will take extension requests online

By Preeti Vasishtha

GCN Staff

MARCH 23'Taxpayers looking for extra time to file their returns now can request an extension online or by telephone.

Form 4868, which grants a four-month extension, is available from the IRS Web site at Taxpayers can file an extension request using tax preparation software or through a tax preparer.

The IRS also will open on April 1 a toll-free phone line at 888-796-1074 for extension requests. Taxpayers are required to make requests by the filing deadline, which this year is on April 16.


  • business meeting (Monkey Business Images/

    Civic tech volunteers help states with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement.

  • data analytics (

    More visible data helps drive DOD decision-making

    CDOs in the Defense Department are opening up their data to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that help surface insights and improve decision-making.

Stay Connected