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When is the tax extension deadline for individuals filing 2022 tax returns?

The tax filing deadline this year for individual tax returns is on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 since April 15 is a Saturday and April 17 is the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 is also the deadline for requesting an automatic six-month extension to file your 2022 tax return. Keep in mind that this extension does not apply to tax payments. You will still need to estimate what you owe and make a payment when you file for an extension in order to avoid penalties and interest. If you are granted an extension (which is automatic if you meet the requirements), your extended deadline to file your 2022 tax return will be October 16, 2023.

Victims of recent severe storms in California, Alabama, and Georgia, may automatically qualify for a tax filing extension until October 16, 2023.

How do I get a tax extension to file my 2022 taxes?

It is relatively simple to get an automatic six-month extension of time to file your 2022 federal income tax return with the IRS. However, understand that an extension of time to file your taxes does not give you an extension of time to pay your taxes. Those who are required to file on April 18, but need more time, can file for an extension to October 17, 2023. This extension will allow for the filing of returns by October 17, 2023, but payment of taxes owed will still be due by April 18, 2023, to avoid penalties and interest.

You can request a filing extension at any point up until the tax filing deadline, which is April 18, 2023. There are a couple of ways to go about filing for an extension:

What relief is available for California, Alabama and Georgia storm victims?

California, Alabama and Georgia residents and businesses impacted by recent storms, floodings, and power outages, may qualify for an extension to both file and pay their federal taxes. This extension is automatically applied and based on the taxpayers address being located within the disaster areas.

Get matched with a tax pro or reach out to a network attorney

No matter how simple or straightforward you think your tax situation is, the process of completing and filing forms with the IRS and other tax authorities can be overwhelming. Making inadvertent errors can result in unwanted penalties and interest on amounts owed to the IRS. Fortunately, help is available. If you need tax help, Rocket Lawyer can now match you with a tax pro for affordable and convenient tax filing services. Don't do your taxes™ – Let us do them for you. You can also reach out to a Rocket Lawyer network attorney with your tax law questions and receive tailored guidance and answers.

This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.


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