If you have not filed your return, the bad news is that the deadline to file your 2022 income tax return was April 18, 2023.
The good news is that if you are unable to file your return by the deadline, you can request an extension.
What is important to note is that you must still request an extension before the tax return deadline.
How to request a 2022 Income Tax extension
To request an extension, you can file Form 4868 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and this form will give you an extra six months to file your return.
However, it is important to note that an extension to file is not an extension to pay taxes.
If you owe taxes, you must still pay them by the original deadline to avoid penalties and interest.
You can request an extension electronically through the IRS website or by mailing Form 4868 to the IRS.
What is needed for IRS Form 4868?
In order to complete Form 4868, you will need to provide your name, address, and Social Security number (SSN).
You will also need to include the tax year for which you are requesting an extension, your estimated tax liability for the tax year and your signature.
You may also need to provide additional information, such as the reason for your request for an extension or documentation of your estimated tax liability.
When is the deadline to request a tax return extension?
The deadline to request an extension is the same as the deadline to file your return (April 18, 2023).
If you submit the request and it is granted, you would then have until October 18, 2023, to submit your final return.
In the case that you do not request an extension in time, or if your request is rejected, your deadline will remain April 18, 2023.
If you have any questions about requesting an extension, you should contact a tax professional.
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