Don’t Miss the Oct. 15 Tax Extension Deadline

A tax extension could give you more time to file, but not more time to pay. Keep your eye on the calendar for Oct. 15 to avoid additional penalties and fees.

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If you filed for a tax extension this year, be sure to keep the tax extension deadline (Oct. 15) on your calendar. A tax extension gives you until then to file your tax return. It's not an extension of time to pay your taxes — those were still .

Here’s more on how the tax extension deadline works.

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If you already know you’ll need more time to do your 2021 taxes, be sure to file IRS Form 4868 on or before next year's tax-filing deadline, which is April 15, 2022.

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