How to file a tax extension. Pay tax bill now and file tax forms later.
Why I’m Filing an Extension for Last Year’s Tax Returns
I used to believe that it was a character defect to get an extension on paying taxes. I didn’t realize that as long as the bill is paid in full by the due date, then there’s no harm in delaying the paper work. And the IRS gives you six months, until October 15th, to turn in the 1040 and all the accompanying required tax forms.
I got my tax organization and detail together on time this year. I paid estimates to make sure I’m current on all taxes owed.