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I don’t owe taxes. Can I file electronically (e-filing) after April 15?

Tax_questionQ)  I don’t owe taxes. Can I file electronically (e-filing) after April 15?

A) According to the IRS- Electronically (e-filing) filed tax returns are accepted until November 23.

  • If April 15 does not fall on a weekend or legal holiday, you must file Form 4868 (PDF), Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, on or before April 15 for your return to be considered timely if filed after April 15.
  • If April 15 falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until midnight the next business day following April 15 to timely file either Form 4868 or your tax return.
  • If you timely file Form 4868, you have until October 15 to timely file your return.
  • If you do not timely file Form 4868, you may be subject to a failure-to-file penalty if you file your return after April 15 (or after the next business day following April 15, if April 15 falls on a weekend or legal holiday).




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  1. According to the IRS – Some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return:

    Includes errors
    Is incomplete
    Is affected by identity theft or fraud
    Includes a claim filed for an Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit. See Q&A below.
    Includes a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, which could take up to 14 weeks to process
    Needs further review in general
    We will contact you by mail when we need more information to process your return. https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

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