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Filing Tax Extensions

There are several tax deadlines throughout the year. Some extensions are automatic for some taxpayers, others need to be applied for;

April 15 Due Date

  • This is the first due date of the year and it's ideally the best time to file your federal, state and local tax returns.

June 15 Due Date

  • If you're an expat, living and working outside the US, you get an automatic extension for two months for your federal return. Some states accept it too, but they differ from state to state.

October 15 Due Date

  • This extension needs to be applied for, before June 15 of the applicable tax year.
  • When ordering your extension with Expat Tax Online, we need you order completed by June 12, to allow us time to file your extension.

 January 30 Due Date

  • This extension is only for expats who have been in the United States for too many days during the tax year to qualify for the PPT (Physical Presence Test). The extra days may allow the taxpayer to qualify for the PPT.
  • When ordering your extension with Expat Tax Online, we need you order completed by January 12, to allow us time to file your extension before the January 15 deadline.

Penalites & Charges

  • The IRS generally charges interest on tax balances at 4% per annum from April 15 onwards even if you have an extension in place. The extension will allow you to pay without late payment penalty charges, but interest on balances is still payable.

Filing an Extension

  • Available extensions are listed on our Products & Pricing page. If you can't see the extension you want, it may not be available at that time of year.
  • Click here for the Products & Pricing Page

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Date published: 07/20/2016