Every year taxes are due by midnight April 15, unless that date falls out on a weekend or holiday, in which case it’s pushed back a number of days. Who doesn’t remember the lines to the mailbox at 11:58pm? If you can’t make the deadline though you can request an extension, which buys them an additional six months to submit their returns without facing a failure-to-file penalty. That extension request must be received by April 15th however.
But this year, because of the coronavirus response, filers can take an extra three months to pay the IRS any amounts due. That could be a lifeline for the millions of Americans who are currently scrambling to hang onto their paychecks, or those who have already taken a hit on their income. Your filing or extension however it still due by April 15th.
Using one of the IRS resources for preparing and filing your taxes can make it easier. You can go to IRS.gov and find easy ways to file online, find help, find a tax preparer and even links to software so that you can file on your own.