Need more time to do your taxes?
Urgent Deadline Update: File by April 18. Taxpayers have an additional day to file returns and pay following system issues. If you need more time, you may request an automatic six-month extension to file your return when you make a payment using Direct Pay or Debit or Credit Card. Simply select “Extension” in the “Reason for Payment” box.
P.S. If you receive refunds at tax time (not a balance due to the IRS/State) then your return is not “DUE” on the deadline of April 15-18. The week of the the 15th, extensions and returns with balances due take priority. At least in my office.