If you can't meet 2022's later tax deadline, here's how to file for an extension (Form 4868)

If you can't meet 2022's later tax deadline, here's how to file for an extension (Form 4868) ...

If you're tying the federal tax deadline, there's still a lot of time to file for a prolongation.

The IRS is giving taxpayers until April 18 to request additional time to file your 2021 returns. Here's what you should know this year about the deadlines and how to have a look.

When are the tax deadlines?

Despite the traditional federal tax deadline being April 15, people in the United States have more time to file this year.

The IRS has pushed the national deadline to April 18 to avoid the Emancipation Day celebration. In Massachusetts and Maine, the deadline for the holidays is April 19, because Patriots' Day is on the 18th in those states, according to McClatchy News.

For those who want even more time to file, April 18 is also the last day that tax extension forms will be accepted.

The IRS has issued a statement indicating that those who request the 2021 extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their returns. That date has been rewritten from the usual October 15 deadline, which is shortened on a Saturday this year.

What is your choice for an extension?

People looking for an extension from the IRS may fill out the form 4868 online or with a tax preparer. The form can be found at.

Officials said in the form that "you don't have to explain why you're requesting the extension." "We'll contact you only if your request is rejected."

The following is an opportunity for you to calculate your total tax liability as well as your tax payments for 2021 and any balance paid.

If you do owe more, the next step will be to pay electronically, which means that most payments will still have an extension deadline for April 18.

According to the IRS website, you should estimate and pay any owed taxes before a regular period.

Some people, including "disaster victims," and people living abroad, may be entitled to additional time to pay their taxes. The federal government also offers payment options for qualified taxpayers.

When it comes to file, "your return is considered filed on time if the envelope is correctly addressed, postmarked, and deposited in the mail by the deadline."

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