The deadline for taxpayers who filed a request for an automatic extension is only a few days away (October 15th), and if you have not yet net filed your return then you should do so as soon as possible. However, Friday is also a deadline for thousands of nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status.
“The Oct. 15 deadline is particularly important this year because it’s the last chance for many small charities to comply with the law under the one-time relief program the IRS announced in July,” said IRS commissioner Doug Shulman. “And as always, it’s an important deadline for taxpayers who took an extension to file their returns.”
Don’t miss your 1040 deadline
The IRS expects to receive as many as 10 million tax returns from taxpayers who used Form 4868 to request a six-month extension to file their returns. Some taxpayers can wait until after Oct. 15 to file, including those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan or other combat zone localities and people affected by recent natural disasters.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file. E-file with direct deposit results in a faster refund than by using a paper return. Electronic returns also have fewer errors than paper returns. Oct. 15 is the last day to take advantage of e-file and the Free File program.