October 15, 2019 e-File Deadline

Tax Day Deadline

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October 15, 2019 is the last day to e-File a 2018 Tax Return. This deadline is true for all online sites. If you miss this deadline you will have to file back taxes on paper forms and mail them in. Find the forms for back taxes or previous Tax Year forms, deadlines and calculators.

Keep This in Mind: If you owe Taxes, the penalties for not filing on time are higher than not paying taxes on time. Thus, don't miss this last e-filing deadline if you owe taxes, even if you can't pay your taxes on time - tips to pay Taxes. e-File now and pay as little or as much as you can afford. Use the PENALTYucator tool to find out your potential penalties. See below how this deadline applies if you don't owe Taxes or expect a Tax Refund.

Oct. 15, 2019 Due Dates and Thereafter

Deadlines
Return Type
Description
October 15, 2019
2018 IRS Income Tax Return
If you e-filed an extension or did not file a 2018 return by April 15, 2019 or later, and expect to owe Taxes, e-file your Tax Return by Oct. 15, 2019 to avoid new or additional late filing penalties. Estimate potential Late Payment Penalties. Thus, file even if you can't pay. Tips on paying Taxes.
October 15, 2019
2018 State Income Tax Return
If you filed or received an automatic state income tax return extension by April 15, 2019, you can e-file your IRS and State Tax Return together by Oct. 15, 2019 on eFile.com. Late Filing penalties will apply if you owe taxes. Thus, e-File even if you can't pay. 
Oct. 15, 2019
ONLY prepare one or more State Tax Returns.
Oct. 15, 2019
Calculate, Estimate First.
eFile.com has many helpful Tax Calculators and Tools that assist you in assessing your Tax Return before you actually prepare and file.Visit the Tax Calculator section for the wide range of free tools.
Oct. 15, 2019
Your Tax Refund Estimate Date - DATEucator Tool
Estimate the date you may receive your federal refund from the IRS after you e-filed or filed an accepted federal tax return. Details
Tax Return Timeline
This detailed Step-by-Step eFile Tax Return Timeline guides you through the Preparation Process. We have Made Taxes Simple for you again. Follow Simple
Ongoing
If you missed the Oct. 15, 2019 tax deadline to prepare and file your 2018 you can complete the Tax Forms here on eFile.com and mail in your Return to the IRS and/or State Agency for your State Return. Access Back Tax or Previous Tax Years Forms and Calculators for 2018 - 2004 You You can complete all back tax forms online here on eFile.com for free.
Tax Refund Date 2022
Unclaimed Tax Refunds
If you expect a tax refund for one or more previous tax years and you have not filed an IRS or state income tax return, you will most likely not be subject to late filing fees and certainly not for late payment penalties. However, you only have three years after the subject tax year to claim your tax refund. After the three years, your tax refund will unfortunately expire and you can no longer claim your hard earned money back from the IRS. For example, after April 15, 2022, you will no longer be able to claim your 2018 IRS tax refund. Most states follow these or similar tax refund expiration rules and dates. 
Oct. 15, 2019
The eFile.com tax app let's you complete a Tax Amendment for your 2018 Tax Return for free until Oct. 15, 2019. After that date or any other Tax Years, please visit the Tax Amendment section for more details.
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