Yes, this year tax returns are due April 18, not April 15. You should efile a federal tax extension for Tax Year 2016 by April 18, 2017, the same day as the deadline to efile a 2016 Tax Return. If you efile a tax extension, your new deadline to efile a 2016 Tax Return will be October 16, 2017.
The extension of time is automatic. You just get the extra six months, period of time to complete your tax return. Extensions used to be four months, with two additional months only if you had a good reason. Now, automatic extensions are six months. Again, the extension is to File, not to Pay, make your payment and use the time to make your return accurate and complete.
Electronic Filing for Extension of Time
E-file saves you a lot of time and money… try electronic filing for your extension return and get it accepted in just minutes. Extension returns can be prepared and filed online at http://ExtensionTax.com an IRS authorized e-file website and from ThinkTrade, Inc.
E-file is just $9.99! which can push your deadline from April 18th to October 16th.