April 15th is likely to be one of the most dreaded dates across the United States of America.Â That's the day taxes are due to the federal government and it causes stressful times for many families and households across the country.Â Some will be hustling to get them finished up today, while some may not be able to.Â With the date looming closer by the hour, many are wondering where to mail federal tax return papers to.Â Also, some are wondering about the proper tax extension form 2010 version so they can extend their deadline to file.
First off, Form 4868 (get printable PDF) is what you'll need if you want to get an extension to file taxes.Â Remember this is an extension to file, not an extension to pay. The IRS recommends paying as much as you can of your estimated tax owed or calling to set up an installment plan when you send your extension request form in.Â The extension will allow you up to six months, until October 2010 to file your federal tax return(s).Â Get the Federal tax extension form here at IRS.gov, or here for Free File Fillable Forms.
As for where to mail federal tax returns, it will depend on several things.Â The address you send your tax return to will depend on which Form you are filing, whether it be a 1040, 1040EZ, 1040A or the aforementioned 4868 extension form.Â It will also depend on which state you are a resident in.Â There's a different address based on your state and tax form.Â Check out the IRS.gov where to file section for your particular states.Â Good luck and remember taxes must be filed by close of business on April 15th, 2010!
How did your federal tax filing go this year?Â Already filed, still working on them, or going for the extension?