If you’re waiting until the last minute to file your tax return, your time is almost up. Due to COVID-19, the original due date for filing 2019 returns was pushed back from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Some groups advocated for an additional delay, but the IRS shot down that idea…which means the deadline to get your taxes done and pay any tax due is fast approaching.
If the impending tax deadline is making you feel a bit stressed out right now, don’t worry. Relax, take a deep breath, and continue reading — we have some information that may calm you down.
If you need more time to prepare your return…
You can file for an extension, which will give you until October 15 to file your tax return. Approval is automatic. Use Form 4868 to file your request. Most tax software programs provide this form.