This post continues Tax Extension Center’s daily series of The Top 100 Reasons to File a Tax Extension. In this series of posts, we’re doing our part to educate taxpayers how filing a tax extension can be a valuable tax season option for you or your business because it saves time, stress, and even money.
Here’s reason #99: you’re not alone – more than 10 million people file for an extension each year.
Yep, you read that right.
According to the IRS, more than 10 million of us procrastinate every year and file a tax extension. So don’t let embarrassment be an excuse. Go ahead and file and get an extra 6 months to file your taxes!
Whether you are new to filing a tax extension or you are one of the 15 million individuals and businesses that file one every year, there’s one very important thing to remember: income tax extensions do not give you more time to pay what you owe the IRS for income taxes. You are still responsible for paying what you owe by midnight on April 15 (or March 15 for the corporate taxes). An extension gives you more time to file the necessary tax forms you’re supposed to file. Failing to make your payment on time could make you subject to tax extension penalties and interest.
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