What if I missed the April 15 filing deadline?
If you're getting a refund, there's no need to panic.
2014 tax returns that are due a refund have until April 15, 2018 (October 15, 2018 with an extension) to be filed with the IRS before the statute of limitations on the refund runs out. If you don't file by then, the U.S. Treasury simply keeps your "donation."
However, if you owe additional tax, file your return as soon as you can, even if you can't pay your tax bill right away.
The late-filing penalty can be 10 times higher than the late-payment penalty, and the longer you wait, the worse it gets.
- What's the IRS penalty for filing late?
- What if I can't pay my taxes?
- What happens if I don't file my taxes?
- Can I file an extension after April 15?
- What if I e-file by April 15 but my return gets rejected after the deadline?
- What if my e-filed return hasn't been accepted by the April 15 deadline?
- Can I still e-file after April 15?
- Can I file my return after April 15 without being considered late?