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You can complete Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File within your TaxAct Professional Edition program.

To complete Form 4868 in the Q&A:

  1. From within your TaxAct Professional Edition, click Clients to view the Client Manager screen (if it is not already visible), then double-click the client you are filing Form 4868 for.
  2. Click Return in the upper menu bar, then hover your mouse over Application for Extension.
  3. Click Federal, or hover your mouse over State, then click which state you need to file for (in some cases, choose City).
  4. You will be directed to the File Extension screen of the Q&A, and you can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the form (if it is too early in the tax season, the Q&A will state on the screen that it will not support completion of the form yet).

To complete Form 4868 in Forms View:

  1. From within your TaxAct Professional Edition, click Clients to view the Client Manager screen (if it is not already visible), then double-click the client you are filing Form 4868 for.
  2. Click Forms in the options bar to view the forms explorer (if it is not already visible), then click Federal or State from the dropdown (if you click State, you will also need to click the dropdown for that state), then click the Forms and Schedules dropdown.
  3. Scroll down, then click Form 4868, and it will appear in Forms View.
  4. Enter your information, and click Save in the options bar.

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