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Important IRS E-Filing Dates for 1040 Returns – Tax Year 2013

CS Tax & Asset Management Solutions March 31, 2014

Historically, April 11 through 15 is the highest transmission period for returns and extensions for the IRS. During this period, transmissions and acknowledgements may be delayed.  

We recommend that preparers transmit returns and extensions as early as possible prior to April 10 instead of transmitting a large batch of returns and extensions on April 15.  

Note that Form 1040 returns and Form 4868 extensions are due at 11:59 PM local processing center time on Monday, April 15, 2014. When e-filing on April 15, we recommend that preparers transmit returns to us at least one hour prior to the deadline. 

Please see the list of critical IRS e-filing dates.  

Date Event
4/15/14 Due date for timely filed electronic 1040 returns and Form 4868 extensions
4/20/14 Due date for retransmission of rejected timely filed electronic 1040 returns and Form 4868 extensions
6/16/14 Due date for receipt of timely filed Form 4868 or Form 2350 to meet overseas exception
6/20/14 Due date for retransmission of rejected timely filed Form 4868 or Form 2350 to meet overseas exception
10/15/14 Final due date for transmission of electronic 1040 returns
10/20/14 Final due date for retransmission of previously rejected electronic 1040 returns

Note: The Modernized e-File System (MeF) is available daily, except during maintenance and down times. Refer to the IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Status Page for maintenance down times. 

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