Filing for an income tax extension is easy, just go to the IRS website www.irs.gov and search for "extension" this should take you directly to the for needed getting an extension. The following information is taken directly from that page;
"Form 4768 Purpose of Form
Use Form 4768 for the following purposes:
* To apply for an automatic 6-month extension of time to file:
a. Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation- Skipping Transfer) Tax Return; b. Form 706-A, United States Additional Estate Tax
Return; c. Form 706-D, United States Additional Estate Tax
Return Under Code Section 2057; d. Form 706-NA, United States Estate (and Generation- Skipping Transfer) Tax Return, Estate of nonresident not
a citizen of the United States; or e. Form 706-QDT, Estate Tax Return for Qualified
Domestic Trusts; * To apply for a discretionary (additional) extension of time to file Form 706 (Part II of Form 4768);
* To apply for a discretionary (for cause) extension of time to file Form 706; or
* To apply for an extension of time to pay estate (or GST) tax under section 6161 (Part III of Form 4768).
If you are applying for an extension for Form 706-A or 706-D, substitute "qualified heir" (or "trustee/designated filer" for Form 706-QDT) for "executor" in these instructions unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
Who May File
An executor filing Form 706 or Form 706-NA for a decedent's estate may file Form 4768 to apply for an extension of time to file under section 6081 and/or an extension of time to pay the estate tax under section 6161. See the instructions for Form 706 or Form 706-NA for a definition of the term "executor." If there is more than one executor, only one is required to sign
Also, an authorized attorney, certified public accountant, enrolled agent, or agent holding power of attorney may use this form to apply for an extension of time on behalf of the executor.
A qualified heir who is filing Form 706-A or Form 706-D, or a trustee/designated filer filing Form 706-QDT may use Form 4768 to request an extension of time to file the return and/or pay the additional tax.
The form must be signed by the person filing the application. If filed by an attorney, certified public accountant, enrolled agent, or agent holding a power of attorney, check the appropriate box. "