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Can i still file my income tax after april 18

I am late for filing my tax for 2015 tax it possible to file my tax..if yes, what are the consequences?
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Can i still file my income tax after april 18

It is now too late to receive a refund for a 2015 tax return, but if you owe tax due, the IRS still wants you to pay.  A 2015 return must be printed, signed and mailed -- it cannot be e-filed.


If you need to prepare a return for 2015, 2016, or 2017 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS/state received the return.

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.


You could also just get the paper form and prepare it by hand and mail it in:


Form 1040

Form1040 Instructions


Form 1040A Instructions

Form 1040EZ

Form 1040EZ Instructions

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

Can i still file my income tax after april 18

Yes, you can still file your tax return. If you are getting a refund, there is no consequence. If you owe then you will have penalties for failure to file and failure to pay. The IRS will bill you for the penalties. You minimize the penalties by filing and paying as soon as possible.
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