Normally the tax deadline for Americans is April 15, but this year the date will land on a different day.
The tax deadline for 2023 will be on Tuesday April 18. If you were impacted by the storms in California, Georgia, or Alabama and your address is there, you’ll get an automatic extension. These extensions are for October 16, 2023.
The deadline for filing for an extension, or making constributions to your IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, HSA, or 401k for the 2022 tax year is also April 18, 2023.
Why was the tax deadline extended?
This year April 15 lands on a Saturday, so the date was pushed out.
When this happens the deadline lands on the next business day, which would normally be the following Monday, in this case April 17. This year that date is Emancipation Day, a federally recognized holiday, pushing the deadline out one more day.
If you apply for an extension, that will give you six extra months to file your return. This does not give you an extension on paying your tax liability though. You still need to pay that by April 18.
You can file for an extension three ways:
- File through your tax filing software via the IRS website
- Make an estimated payment through Direct Pay on the IRS website
- File paper form 4868 through the mail
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