Excuses For Not Filing Your Taxes On Time
If you didn't file your taxes yesterday, you should have requested an extension and if you owe you probably still had to pay by yesterday's deadline. If you missed the deadline and you need an excuse how about one of these:
- You're just getting around to taking down your Christmas Tree
- You and your husband have been way too busy working on creating new dependents
- Turbo tax doesn't work on a Commodore 64
- You're so focused on "Game of Thrones" that you listed dragons as your dependents
Ok maybe none of those are good excuses, but if you really did miss the filing deadline yesterday, the folks at Cash Money Life explain:
Everyone is eligible for an automatic tax deadline extension and the first thing you should do if you missed the tax filing deadline is file for an extension with the IRS. This gives you until October 15th to file your taxes.
However, you should also know that if you owe the IRS money, it is due on April 15th. So even if you file for a tax deadline extension, you need to send in an estimate of the taxes you owe. Failure to do so can result in fines or penalties. (There are no penalties or fees for not filing for an extension if you don’t owe the IRS any money).
Taxpayers with account or tax law questions may call the IRS at 1-800-829-4933.