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What if I missed the April 18 filing deadline?

SOLVEDby TurboTax5029Updated April 11, 2022

If you owe taxes on your 2021 return, file your return as soon as possible, even if you can't pay your tax bill right away. The late-filing penalty can be up to 10 times higher than the late-payment penalty, and the longer you wait, the higher the penalty.

If you're getting a refund, you have until April 15, 2025 (or October 15, 2025 if you filed an extension) to file and claim your refund. There's no late-filing penalty in this case, but if you don't file within the allotted timeframe, the U.S. Treasury keeps your refund.

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