Filing an Extension to Get an Automatic Six More Months to File
For most individual taxpayers, the tax filing and payment deadline is Monday, April 18, 2022. Those who need more time to complete their return can request an automatic six-month extension to file. The extension allows for extra time to gather, prepare and file paperwork with the IRS.
This extension gives taxpayers until October 17 to file their tax return. Taxpayers must request an extension to file by the regular April 18th due date of their return, or they may face a failure to file penalty.
However, taxpayers should be aware that an extension to file their return doesn’t grant them an extension to pay their taxes. They should estimate and pay any owed taxes by their regular deadline to help avoid possible penalties.