What to do if you miss the tax deadline

What to do if you miss the tax deadline

There is no penalty for filing a late return after the tax deadline if a refund is due.

If you didn’t file and owe tax, file a return ASAP and pay as much as possible to reduce penalties and interest.

For those who qualify, IRS Free File is still available on IRS.gov to prepare and file returns by October 18.

If you don’t qualify, use the Free File Fillable Forms to e-file.

If you need more time to pay your taxes, you can apply for an installment agreement with the IRS online.

Once you complete the online process, you’ll receive immediate notification whether your agreement is approved.

If you owe taxes, you can pay online with IRS Direct Pay by debit or credit card.