Note: Automatic Extension Granted if 100% Tax Due is Paid by Tax Return Due Date
If the amount of tax due with Form M-4868
or Form M-8736 is “0” and 100% of the tax due for 2009 has been paid through: withholding; timely estimated payments of tax; credits from your 2009 return; or a refund from the prior tax year applied to the current year’s tax liability, you are no longer required to file Form M-4868 or Form M-8736. However, if you do choose to file the extension form in this instance, you must do so electronically via this online version. See below.
Please read the following before you
attempt to file your Online Application for an Automatic
Six-month Extension of Time to File your Return.
You must use the Online Form M-4868 if you meet the following criteria:
- You owe no tax; or
- You are making a payment of $5,000 or more with your extension. You must pay using the Electronic Funds Withdrawal payment method. Have your bank’s routing and transit number (RTN) and bank account number ready: Sample Check and
- You will be filing your return for the period January 1 - December 31, 2009. Most taxpayers fall into this category.
If you are married and filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must be present to authenticate the submission of this application.
Note: DOR encourages any extension
payment amount to be made electronically. Payments of $5,000
or more are mandated to be filed electronically.
The extension of time to file does not extend the due date for payment of any tax due. Extensions are granted only upon the timely filing of the extension with any required payment amount.
The extension of time to file does not extend the due date for payment of any tax due. Extensions are granted only upon the timely filing of the extension with any required payment amount. If you prefer not to request an extension over the Internet, you may file a paper Form M-8736