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chynaboi90
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Extended individual tax returns due E-file your return or have it postmarked by Oct 15?

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

Extended individual tax returns due E-file your return or have it postmarked by Oct 15?

The e-filed 2020 tax return has to be transmitted on or before midnight local time October 15, 2021.

The mailed 2020 tax return has to have a postmark of no later than October 15, 2021.

 

If the tax return has a tax refund or no taxes owed then there is no penalty for filing after the due date.  The 2020 tax return can be filed at any time and if for a refund on or before May 17, 2024 or October 15, 2024 if an extension was filed.

Critter-3
Level 15

Extended individual tax returns due E-file your return or have it postmarked by Oct 15?

Do not wait until the last minute to efile because there is almost always a backup and your return may not get thru on time.  If you don't file at least 3 hours before midnight your time Murphy's Law will probably bite you in the backside. 

 

It is better to efile then amend then to not efile at all. 

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