The IRS reminds taxpayers of the October 16 tax filing extension deadline. To avoid a possible late filing penalty, those who requested an extension to file their 2022 tax return should file their Form 1040 on or before Monday, October 16. (IR 2023-183, 9/29/2023)
The October 16 filing deadline includes disaster-area taxpayers in most of California and in parts of Alabama and Georgia.
Other disaster-area taxpayers have different deadlines. These taxpayers include:
- Taxpayers affected by flooding in Illinois and Alaska have until October 31, 2023, to file.
- Those affected by flooding in Vermont have until November 15, 2023, to file.
- Taxpayers affected by recent natural disasters including those impacted by the recent Maui fires and hurricane Idalia in parts of Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. Those in the counties of Maui, Hawaii, and many counties in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia have until February 24, 2024, to file various individual and business tax returns.
Note. Members of the military and civilians serving in a combat zone have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file their tax returns and pay any taxes due.
The help taxpayers with extensions to file their returns, the IRS has the following tools:
Online Account. IRS’s Online Account allows taxpayers to access their own tax information including prior year adjusted gross income (AGI) estimated tax payment amounts and refunds applied as a credit.
IRS Free File. IRS Free File, which is available for taxpayers with 2022 AGI of $73,000 or less, lets taxpayers prepare and file their federal income tax returns online using guided tax preparation software.
Free File Fillable Forms. Free File Fillable Forms is available for taxpayers who don’t qualify for Free File and who are comfortable preparing their own tax returns.
Taxpayers can file their returns anytime using IRS provided or other tax preparation software and schedule their federal tax payments up to the October 16 due date.
Taxpayers can pay online, by phone or with their mobile device and the IRS2Go app.
Note. Taxpayers using EFTPS to pay their taxes must schedule the payment by 8 p.m. ET on October 15, or the payment will be considered late.
For more information regarding filing extensions due to a disaster, see Checkpoint’s Federal Tax Coordinator ¶ S-8500.
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