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Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or doing your own taxes for the first time, this is your place to learn and share. Here you’ll find information and resources for using H&R Block’s online and software DIY solutions. You’ll also find links to more information to assist you on your DIY journey.

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Associate (Neighbor)
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎04-17-2017

H&R Block Online Extension Filing - No Option to File an Extension in the Overview Tab

Hello H&R Block Community! 

 

Are you having trouble figuring out how to file an extension in our online product? 

 

If you have submitted your return to a Best of Both Tax Pro, you may not see the option to file an extension from the Overview tab of your account. Not to worry though - you can still complete an extension.

 

To prepare and file Form 4868, please create a new account at www.hrblock.com. Once you reach the Overview tab, look for File an Extension in the Tax Filing Resources section. The program will walk you through preparing the extension, and there is no charge associated with preparing and submitting this form.

 

Please note, if you are applying this solution, the new account you create will be used exclusively for filing this form to extend your time to file. Your Best of Both Tax Pro will continue to work on reviewing and completing your return in the original account. Be sure to check the Message Center in your online account for correspondence from your Tax Pro. 

 

Normally we would direct you to work with your Tax Pro to complete your extension; however, in the interest of expediency given tonight's filing deadline - this is the best route. 

 

If you are experiencing this issue and have not submitted your return to a Best of Both Tax Pro, you may have an account that doesn't support extension filing - such as certain partnership accounts for military service members. In this situation, the same resolution applies - create a new account at www.hrblock.com to file Form 4868. 

 

If you need additional assistance, contact our Product Support team at 1-800-HRBLOCK. 

 

Thanks,

Rachael 

H&R Block Associate 

 

Pioneer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-18-2017

Re: H&R Block Online Extension Filing - No Option to File an Extension in the Overview Tab

Hello!  I am not able to see this option. I have been able to file an extension online in the past.  How do I correct?

Associate (Neighbor)
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎04-17-2017

Re: H&R Block Online Extension Filing - No Option to File an Extension in the Overview Tab

Hi malvar2 - 

 

If you've followed the steps to create a new account, select the button to "Start Online for Free."  From here, answer the questions presented, and keep an eye on the left-hand side of the screen until you see "File an Extension." Select that option to proceed with extension filing. 

 

Thanks,

Rachael

Associate (Neighbor)
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎04-17-2017

Re: H&R Block Online Extension Filing - No Option to File an Extension in the Overview Tab

Hi all -  

 

Having trouble finding the Overview tab? 

 

If you've followed the steps to create a new account, select the button to "Start Online for Free."  From here, answer the questions presented, and keep an eye on the left-hand side of the screen until you see "File an Extension." Select that option to proceed with extension filing. 

 

Thanks,

Rachael

Pioneer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-19-2017

Re: H&R Block Online Extension Filing - No Option to File an Extension in the Overview Tab

What if you have an existing account? you can't get to the "overview" tab without selecting and import option (and not being able to import after). If you have an existing account, it seems like this kills your ability to integrate past tax year data.

Associate (Neighbor)
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎04-17-2017

Re: H&R Block Online Extension Filing - No Option to File an Extension in the Overview Tab

Hi geichler - 

 

This thread is specific to individuals who were unable to see "File an Extension" in the Overview tab in their existing accounts (e.g. those who had already submitted their returns to Best of Both Tax Pros, or those with certain accounts that don't support extension filing). Instructions here also pertain specifically to creating an account solely for the purpose of filing Form 4868 - not to complete a return. 

 

Thanks,

Rachael 

H&R Block Associate