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What if I missed the October 17 deadline?

SOLVEDby TurboTax1268Updated January 20, 2022

If you started your 2021 return on TurboTax Online you have until 9 PM PT October 31 to file your return online, but it may be subject to late filing fees.

If your 2021 return is in rejected status, you have through October 22 to resubmit it electronically for it to not be considered late. Resubmitting after October 22 could result in late filing fees.

TurboTax Online: To resubmit, simply follow the on-screen instructions after signing in. If you choose to paper-file, select File and follow the steps to file by mail.

TurboTax CD/Download software: To resubmit, reopen your return and follow the on-screen instructions. If you choose to paper-file, select the File by mail option.

After October 31, the functionality of TurboTax Online 2021 is limited to amending and resubmitting rejected 2021 returns previously filed through TurboTax Online. It can no longer be used to start, finish, or e-file 2021 returns. Unfinished 2021 TurboTax Online returns can be transferred to the TurboTax CD/download software for paper-filing.

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