Get all you need for Tax Day 2024: Key deadlines, extension details, and essential tips to navigate tax season smoothly.

Tax Day 2024: Your Guide to Deadlines, Extensions, and Essential Tips

Get all you need for Tax Day 2024: Key deadlines, extension details, and essential tips to navigate tax season smoothly.

Tax Day 2024: Your Guide to Deadlines, Extensions, and Essential Tips

As the tax season approaches its climax, with the deadline to file taxes looming just over three weeks away, it's worth noting some key deadlines for filing your tax return or requesting an extension:

These deadlines are crucial to keep in mind to avoid potential penalties or late fees.

When is the last day to file taxes in 2024?

The deadline for filing taxes with the IRS in 2024 is Monday, April 15th, for most Americans. If you anticipate not being able to meet this deadline, you have the option to request a six-month extension before Tax Day to prevent incurring penalties and interest.

What is the deadline to file an extension?

The deadline to file an extension is April 15th. However, if you reside in certain disaster areas as designated by the IRS, you may qualify for an extension without needing to submit a request electronically or on paper.

When is the deadline if I file an extension?

Filing for a tax return extension grants you until October 15, 2024, to complete and submit your taxes.

What happens if I miss the tax deadline?

If you fail to meet the tax deadline, you may incur penalties. The standard penalty is 5% of any tax owed for each month the return is late, up to a maximum of 25% of the unpaid balance. However, if you file a return but do not pay the taxes owed, or if you receive an extension but do not pay (remember, an extension to file does not extend the deadline for paying), you usually face a smaller monthly penalty of 0.5% of the unpaid amount.

Does every state have to file taxes by April 15?

Some Americans have a different tax deadline than the typical April 15.

How to request an extension for a tax return?

To request an extension for your tax return, you can do so through the IRS at no cost. You'll need to provide essential details such as your name, address, Social Security number, estimated tax amount, and any payment if there's a balance owed.

Individual taxpayers, regardless of income, have the option to electronically request an extension using IRS Free File. Alternatively, if you prefer to submit a paper form, known as Form 4868, ensure it's mailed with a postmark no later than April 15th.

If you request and extension, you'll have until Oct. 15 to file your return.

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This post is just for informational purposes and is not meant to be legal, business, or tax advice. Regarding the matters discussed in this post, each individual should consult his or her own attorney, business advisor, or tax advisor. Vincere accepts no responsibility for actions taken in reliance on the information contained in this document.

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