Our AARP Tax Aide volunteers have sent us this information on how to file for an extension of time to file your tax return online:
Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return is available in the Free File Fillable Forms program.
Part I - Complete the entity portion of the form. There are separate areas for the taxpayer and spouse FIRST, MIDDLE INITIAL and LAST NAME.
Part II - Manually enter lines 4 and 5
Line 6 subtracts line 5 from line 4
Line 7 - Manually enter the amount you are paying with the extension
Lines 8 and 9 are checkboxes
If filing Form 4868 electronically, complete the all the areas below the form, including the "Electronic withdrawal of tax due", if making a payment.