April 17th Tax Deadline

Today is the tax deadline for most people living in the US. The IRS has issued a two day extension to those living in the Northeastern states.

“Victims of the major storm affecting several Northeastern states on Monday, April 16 will have two additional days to file their tax returns beyond the April 17 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Taxpayers directly impacted by the storm have until midnight April 19 to meet their tax filing obligations without incurring late filing and payment penalties.”

According to irs.gov taxpayers can get an extension on filing their taxes.

If a taxpayer can’t meet the filing deadline to file their tax return, they can get an automatic six month extension of time to file from the IRS, but they must submit the request by April 17. The extension gives taxpayers until October 15 to file the tax return. However, an extension of time to file does not give the taxpayer an extension of time to pay, which must be separately requested. Those who owe taxes can make a payment when they file the extension either by mailing a check made out to the U.S. Department of the Treasury or by several electronic payment methods, such as electronic funds withdrawals from bank accounts and credit card payments. Taxpayers can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file their tax returns by filing Form 4868, Automatic Extension of Time to File. Taxpayers can e-file the extension request from a home computer or through a tax professional who uses e-file. Taxpayers can e-file their extensions at no cost. Several companies offer free e-filing of extensions through the Free File Alliance; these companies are listed on this Web site.

Source: IRS.gov


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