Tax Filing Deadline
For most Americans, the deadline to file tax returns and pay any taxes due is April 15th of the following tax year.
Tax Filing Deadline For Expats
If, on the regular due date of your return, you are out of the country and a U.S. citizen or resident, you are allowed two (2) extra months to file your return and pay any amount due without requesting an extension.
Tax Filing Deadline With Extension
If you need additional time, you can file for an extension until October 15th. The extension must be filed by April 15 (or June 15 if overseas on April 15).
Tax Filing Deadline With Extension
The deadline to pay any tax due is April 15 (June 15 for U.S. citizens and residents that are overseas on the April 15 deadline).
Additional Discretionary 2-Month Extension To The Tax Filing Deadline
In addition to the 6-month extension to October 15, taxpayers whose main place of business is outside the United States and Puerto Rico and who live outside those jurisdictions can request a discretionary 2-month extension of time to the tax filing deadline to file their returns (to December 15 for calendar year taxpayers). To request this extension, you must send the IRS a letter explaining the reasons why you need the additional 2 months. Send the letter by the extended due date (October 15 for calendar year taxpayers). You will not receive any notification from the IRS unless your request is denied for being untimely. If you need assistance in preparing a letter to request this extension, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
If any of the above dates fall on a weekend or a U.S. or District of Colombia holiday (such as Emancipation Day), the deadline is extended to the next business day.
Our recommendation is always to start and complete your return as soon as you have the necessary tax documents to complete your return – optimally in February so that there is no last minute rush to file. If there are taxes due as a result of your return, you can file your return early and then pay your taxes that are due on or before the filing deadline of April 15 (or June 15).
FBAR Filing Deadline
For the FBAR (FinCEN Form 114, formally known as the TD F 90-22.1) a six-month extension available. It must be received by the US treasury on or before April 15th each year that you are required to file it.
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