What to Do After You've Filed an Income Tax Extension
Now that you’ve gotten extra months to file your taxes by doing an online tax extension with FileLater you might be curious what happens next. With the extra time our team has addressed some of the most common tax extension questions.
How do I know the IRS received my tax extension and that it was approved?
If you filed your tax extension online with FileLater you can expect to receive a confirmation email from FileLater within 24 hours of filing the extension. Know that you can also always review the status of your extension by logging into your FileLater account.
Know that FileLater will let you know when your tax extension has been submitted and accepted. In some cases the IRS will reject a tax extension if some of the information is not correct. FileLater will also notify you if this happens and help you make the changes to your tax extension for resubmittal.
It’s also important to know that extensions only extend the amount of time you have to file your taxes. They do not push back the deadline required to pay any taxes owed. If you think you will owe taxes you are still required to send an estimated payment to the IRS by the regular tax deadline along with an extension. You’ll want to do this to avoid paying any penalties or interest later.
What can I do if I filed an extension but didn’t send an estimated payment?
If you were not ready to file your taxes and went with an extension it is important to know you are required to send your estimated tax payment to the IRS as soon as possible. Failing to do so could lead to paying penalties and interest. To get help estimating your taxes, use IRS.com.
Can I e-file my tax return to the IRS after the filing date in April?
Yes. You can complete and efile your tax return, often for FREE depending on your tax situation at 1040.com.