As the year draws to a close, it’s never too early to start thinking about tax season. Knowing when you need to file your taxes can help you avoid penalties and fines, while also ensuring that you receive any refunds owed to you as soon as possible. Here are some important deadlines and dates to keep in mind for the 2023 tax season.
Federal Tax Deadlines
The federal government sets the deadlines for filing taxes each year. Here are some key dates for the 2023 tax season:
- January 23: First day to file electronically through e-file platforms.
- April 18: Deadline for filing individual tax returns (Form 1040) without penalty; deadline for making contributions to IRAs or other retirement accounts.
- June 15: Deadline for U.S. citizens living abroad or serving in military overseas.
- October 16: Final deadline with extension.
It’s important to note that if April 15 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, then the deadline is extended until the next business day.
State Tax Deadlines
State governments also set their own deadlines for filing state income taxes. These due dates may differ from those of federal taxes, so keep them in mind:
- California: April 17
- New York: April 18(filing or payment)
Other states have different requirements based on their fiscal year ends which fall outside of regular calendar years — be sure familiarize yourself with specific rules and regulations concerning where you owe Tax.
If you don’t think you’ll be able to file your taxes by the deadline this year – Don’t Panic! You can request a six-month extension by submitting Form Form_4868 before your initial due date.(https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf)
Keeping track of important tax deadlines can be daunting, but by staying organized and planning ahead, you can ensure a smooth tax season. Don’t forget to file your taxes on time – you’ll avoid late fees and penalties and receive any refunds owed to you as soon as possible.
Q1. When can I submit my 2023 taxes?
A1. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) typically begins accepting tax returns for a given year in late January or early February of the following year. Therefore, you can expect to be able to submit your 2023 taxes starting from January 2024.
Q2. What is the deadline for filing my 2023 taxes?
A2. In general, taxpayers have until April 15th of each year to file their federal income tax return and pay any taxes owed without incurring penalty fees or interest charges. However, if April 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline may be moved forward by a day or two.
Q3. Can I request an extension if I cannot meet the regular filing deadline?
A3: Yes, you can request an automatic six-month extension by filling out Form 4868 before the regular filing deadline (usually April 15). This will give you until October 15th to file your federal income tax return and avoid any late-filing penalties; however, it does not extend your time to pay any due tax amount beyond the original April deadline so make sure you have paid at least an estimated amount by that date as well.