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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. It’s RIDICULOUS that it’s darn near impossible to schedule an appointment with them by dialing the appointment line phone number. (1) When the call goes through, I’ve left messages and my number for someone to call me back, but no one ever does (2) The majority of the time, a recording comes on, claiming I need to call back later or the next day, to which I get the SAME RECORDED MESSAGE. From my experience in the army as a base tax center non-commissioned officer-in-charge and trained tax preparer, this is NOT proper customer service.

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