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Posted: 2/17/2012 5:57:44 AM EDT
I was going to file an extension but on the 4868 extension form it says if I am living and or working out of the country I get an automatic 2 month extension

Form 4868 as follows

Taxpayers who are out of the country. If, on the regular due date
of your return, you are out of the country and a U.S. citizen or
resident, you are allowed 2 extra months to file your return and pay
any amount due without requesting an extension. For a calendar
year return, this is June 15, 2012. File this form and be sure to
check the box on line 8 if you need an additional 4 months to file
your return.
If you are out of the country and a U.S. citizen or resident, you
may qualify for special tax treatment if you meet the foreign
residence or physical presence tests. If you do not expect to meet
either of those tests by the due date of your return, request an
extension to a date after you expect to qualify using Form 2350,
Application for Extension of Time To File U.S. Income Tax Return.
You are out of the country if:
• You live outside the United States and Puerto Rico and your main
place of work is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or
• You are in military or naval service outside the United States and
Puerto Rico.
If you qualify as being out of the country, you will still be eligible
for the extension even if you are physically present in the United
States or Puerto Rico on the regular due date of the return.
For more information on extensions for taxpayers out of the
country, see Pub. 54, Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident
Aliens Abroad.


Im a civilian Contractor overseas right now and do 99% of my business over here. Do I qualify?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 6:03:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ATACORION:
I was going to file an extension but on the 4868 extension form it says if I am living and or working out of the country I get an automatic 2 month extension

Form 4868 as follows

Taxpayers who are out of the country. If, on the regular due date
of your return, you are out of the country and a U.S. citizen or
resident, you are allowed 2 extra months to file your return and pay
any amount due without requesting an extension. For a calendar
year return, this is June 15, 2012. File this form and be sure to
check the box on line 8 if you need an additional 4 months to file
your return.
If you are out of the country and a U.S. citizen or resident, you
may qualify for special tax treatment if you meet the foreign
residence or physical presence tests. If you do not expect to meet
either of those tests by the due date of your return, request an
extension to a date after you expect to qualify using Form 2350,
Application for Extension of Time To File U.S. Income Tax Return.
You are out of the country if:
• You live outside the United States and Puerto Rico and your main
place of work is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or
• You are in military or naval service outside the United States and
Puerto Rico.
If you qualify as being out of the country, you will still be eligible
for the extension even if you are physically present in the United
States or Puerto Rico on the regular due date of the return.
For more information on extensions for taxpayers out of the
country, see Pub. 54, Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident
Aliens Abroad.


Im a civilian Contractor overseas right now and do 99% of my business over here. Do I qualify?



I would say so.

When I was in the Army, sometimes I would be deployed during tax time and it would many months before I filed my taxes. I never had a problem nor did I face a fine.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 8:21:48 AM EDT
Your main place of work is outside the united states obviously and if 99% of your work is done there then I assume you are living there temporarily as well. Sounds like you qualify, but why don't you just file the extension? It is easy, automatic, doesn't require a signature, and gives you 6 months instead of 2. Why waste all the time to research on this when you could have filed an extension in 5 minutes?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 10:23:58 AM EDT
there is no mail out here so I cant exactly send it through the mail, also with the efile thing I dont have my W-2 and cannot fill it out as I would like to at this point. Thanks guys
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