SIX MONTH EXTENSION TO FILE TAXES
April 14, 2022 - Douglas Myser
Six month extension to file taxes. Most citizens want to get a tax refund as fast as possible, so they file prior to the filing deadline, which in 2022 is on April 18th. Yet those who have incomplete records, who owe some in taxes, or have other outstanding years to deal with, sometimes find they need to file an extension for various reasons. The IRS in service bulletin IR-2022-71, reminded taxpayers that if you cannot file your taxes by the deadline, online options exist to complete a return, or to file for an extension of time to file. As a reminder, the extension of time to file, is only for the time to file, not for paying any taxes you owe on. If you do not pay what you owe, you will assessed a 5% failure to pay penalty on the principal amount of the tax debt. Six month extension to file taxes.
You can e-file an extension for free. Individual tax filers, regardless of income, can use IRS Free File to electronically request an automatic tax filing-extension. The fastest and easiest way to get an extension is through IRS Free File on the IRS website, IRS.GOV Taxpayers can electronically request an extension on Form 4868. Filing this form gives taxpayers until October 17th to file their tax return. To get the extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability on this form and should timely pay any amount due. Other fast, free and easy ways to get an extension include using IRS Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or by paying with a credit or debit card or digital wallet.
You are not filing due to a large amount of unfiled tax returns or a tax debt, we can help with Tax Resolution and determine every option for reducing your tax debt, file all past due tax returns, and see if you qualify for the IRS Fresh Start Program, or any Tax Relief options not in the Fresh Start alternative.