Search Help Topics:


There are two methods for printing Form 4868 Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

One method is to return to the extension steps, review your entries, and then print a copy of the form. Note. Although the current date is requested in this process the date is not printed on Form 4868.

From the Filing section:

  1. From within your TaxAct Online return, click Filing.
  2. Click File Extension.
  3. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to review. On the screen titled Form 4868-Filing, you will have the option to print.

The second method is to go to the Print Center and use the Custom option. This process requires any applicable product fee to have been paid. This menu may not appear on devices with smaller screens.

From Custom:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Print Center 
  2. Click Custom
  3. Click the checkbox to the left of Form 4868. You may have to scroll down in the Forms and Schedules section to locate the item.
  4. Click Print and then click the PDF link. Click the printer icon or the save icon (available when you hover your mouse over the bottom of the PDF form) to print or save the PDF copy.

Note for Online users: If you see a message indicating you have not paid your return fees, click the View/Pay link, which will direct you through the Paper Filing steps. Continue through the screens until you have processed the payment for your product fees and then repeat the steps to print.

Note for Desktop users: If you see a message indicating you need to run a product update, save the changes to your return when prompted. Once you save the return file you will be prompted to run the necessary TaxAct update. 

Related Links

Was this helpful to you?