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October 17: Extension Deadline

This year, the IRS received over 19 million requests for tax extensions. If you chose to file an extension request on your tax return, October 17 is the due date for filing your tax return. A tax extension gives you until then to file your tax return. It’s not an extension of time to pay your taxes — those were still due in April.

Does the tax extension deadline apply to me?

  • If you filed IRS Form 4868 on or before the tax deadline, the tax extension deadline gives you until October 17, 2022, to file your tax return.
  • If you didn’t file IRS Form 4868 on or before the April 18 deadline, and you didn’t file your tax return either, your taxes are likely going to be very, late in the eyes of the IRS. The IRS can assess interest on your outstanding tax bill, as well as failure-to-file penalties and failure-to-pay penalties.
  • Some people automatically get more time to file. This often includes military personnel or persons affected by a qualifying disaster.

source: IRS.gov

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