If you’re looking to take advantage of today’s late deadline to file your 2018 federal income tax return, you’ll want to hurry.
Individuals who filed their 2018 federal income tax return by the normal filing deadline of April 15 (also called April 15th) will still have to file with the IRS by Oct. 15, but the deadline to make payments on outstanding tax bills and to make corrections on previously filed returns is also Oct. 15.
While you technically have until Oct. 15 to file, the government does not want you to wait until the last possible moment. If you fail to file, pay what you owe by the deadline or file for an extension, you could lose your chance to make any tax-saving changes after your tax return is completed. (And don’t forget to make sure you have the proper documentation before you file.)
If you received an extension, you’ll be able to file your tax return on or after Oct. 15. If you still have outstanding tax bills and tax payments, you should file an extension or pay the taxes owed on or before Oct. 15. You’ll have until Jan. 15 to pay your 2018 taxes.
The only tax you can file for an extension to claim is those returns you owe.
You can use the IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
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