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  • Writer's pictureJames D. Lynch

Reminder: An Extension To File Is Not An Extension To Pay Taxes

For most taxpayers the filing and payment deadline was postponed July 15. Those who need more time to file beyond the postponed date can request an extension to file.

Taxpayers have until July 15, 2020 to request an extension to file their 2019 tax return. This will give them until October 15 to file their tax return. To get an extension to file, taxpayers can file Form 4868.

However, this is only an extension to file taxes, not an extension to pay taxes. Taxes must be paid by July 15 in order to avoid penalties and interest.


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