Q&A: My 6 month extension on my personal taxes is due on 10/15. Help!

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b5069fed72caff41_163250142.jpg.xxxlarge_2xIf you filed a 6 month extension on your personal taxes in April, it probably seemed like October 15th was eons away. As always, time flies by and you may be feeling a little anxious about the rapidly approaching tax extension deadline.

If you filed a tax extension and still haven’t finished your personal taxes, here’s what you need to do:
  1. If you owe a tax bill to the IRS, make sure you paid it when you submitted your 6 month extension. If you didn’t pay your tax bill then, that is the most important thing to take care of. The sooner you make that payment to the IRS, the less penalties and interest you will have to pay.
  2. Start your return now. Don’t wait until October 14th to start on your return and then rush through it. Give yourself time to gather the proper documents and file your personal taxes accurately.
  3. E-file or send your tax return to the IRS by October 15th. The IRS does not accept e-filed tax returns after October 15th and mailed tax returns must be postmarked by this date as well.
  4. Contact a CPA. They can help you gather needed tax information, accurately fill out your tax return, and file it for you. They can even help you set up a payment plan with the IRS if you cannot make your full payment right away. Mazuma accountants and virtual bookkeepers can help you file your personal taxes with the IRS before the October 15th deadline.


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Ben Sutton

Ben Sutton

Ben Sutton is the founder of Mazuma USA, an accounting firm providing tax, bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses. Since founding Mazuma, Ben has established himself as an expert in the small business world. He’s still driven by that same desire to provide accounting help to all small businesses – from photographers, bloggers and creatives to lawyers, doctors, and dentists, everyone needs affordable accounting help. Ben is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. But Ben considers his greatest achievement and credential to be his happy wife and four children.

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