Filing for An Extension Through the Free File Alliance Program

The Free File Alliance (FFA) program is a helpful resource for eligible filers to submit their taxes online for free. While Free File Alliance can help you file your return online at no cost, the program doesn’t support filing an extension.

Although the FFA program doesn’t support extensions, you can use Form 4868 to e-file your extension with our easy-to-use online product

Here’s how to file an extension:

  1. Create an H&R Block Online account.
  2. Go to your dashboard or Main Menu.
  3. You’ll see the option to file an extension at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Follow the instructions to e-file your extension.

Using the Free File Alliance to Complete Your Return

After you file your extension, you’ll have additional time to prepare and finish your return. The good news is that you can use the Free File Alliance program to complete that final step and take advantage of the benefits of free online filing.

You’ll need to finish and file your return before the tax extension deadline, generally October 15. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, you’ll have until the next business day to file your taxes using the Free File Alliance.

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