When Are Federal Taxes Due?


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Federal income tax returns are usually due on April 15 each year. It may be extended to the next business day if April 15 is a weekend. Payment of any balance owed to the IRS is also due at this time unless a payment arrangement has been put in place.

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However, the IRS does offer extensions for taxpayers who are unable to file their federal income taxes by this date. In order to receive an extension, a taxpayer must submit form 4868 by April 15. This form grants taxpayers an automatic six month extension on filing their returns, making the due date October 15.

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