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DLGrant
Returning Member

Extension Deadline

I filed an extension form before the May17th deadline. Do I have until August 17th or October 15th to file my completed tax forms? 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Extension Deadline

Your extension gives you until October 15, 2021 to e-file a 2020 return.   After that e-filing will close and a 2020 return will have to be printed, signed and mailed.

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DLGrant
Returning Member

Extension Deadline

Thank you!

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Extension Deadline

When you file your return make sure you have entered the amount you paid for the estimated tax due---

 

When you requested your extension you were supposed to pay your estimated tax due.  Did you enter the payment you made into your tax return?  Go to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Estimates and Other Taxes Paid>Other Income Taxes 

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DLGrant
Returning Member

Extension Deadline

No, I didn't think to enter this info, so thanks for the tip. I appreciate it.

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Extension Deadline

Regardless of whether you e-file or file by mail, the due date for filing with an extension is October 15. If you file after that date you are filing late, whether you e-file or file by mail. If you are getting a refund, there is no penalty for filing late. If you have a payment due on a late-filed tax return you will owe a penalty for late filing.

 

Payment was due May 17 (for 2020 tax returns) even if you have an extension. The extension is an extension of time to file your tax return, not an extension of time to pay the tax. If you pay after May 17, you will owe a penalty and interest for late payment, even if you file by the October 15 extended due date.


TurboTax allows e-filing until October 15, whether or not you have an extension. It does not allow e-filing after October 15.

 

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