IRS additional extension of time for taxpayers out of the country
In addition to the 6-month extension ending on October 15, taxpayers who are out of the country can request a discretionary 2-month additional extension of time to file their returns to December 15.
To request this IRS additional extension, you must send the IRS a letter explaining the reasons why you need the additional 2 months. This letter must be sent no later than the extension due date of October.
Unlike other extension requests, unfortunately, you will not receive any notification from the IRS unless your request is denied.
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