2024 Tax Deadlines for 2023 Returns

When is the Tax Day Deadline 2024 for 2023 Tax Year Returns? Tax Day is Monday, April 15, 2024 and timely tax returns should be filed by this date; see state related tax deadlines and payment information. Start your 2023 Tax Return(s) and eFileIT by Tax Day.

If you miss the deadline, there is still time: e-file your returns by October 15, 2024 and estimate tax penalties here if you owe taxes. Once the October deadline passes, you can no longer e-file 2023 Taxes.

A list of Tax Season 2024 e-filing Tax Day deadlines are below for Tax Year 2023 (January 1 - December 31, 2023) income tax returns or ITRs. Find previous or back tax year forms, deadlines, and calculators plus deadlines for back taxes. Don't be Penny Wise and Tax Foolish! Do IT Less Taxing at eFile.com.

eFile.com Tax Tip: Most taxpayers are not aware that the penalties for not filing a return on time are higher than not paying taxes on time: file something even if you can't pay anything! Don't miss a filing deadlinefor tax returns or tax extensions—if you owe taxes, even if you can't pay your taxes on time, since the late filing penalties are generally significantly higher than the penalties for not paying taxes on time. Thus, e-file on time and pay as little or as much as you can afford. Use the PENALTYucator tool to find out what your potential tax penalties might be. If you have to pick, it's better to file on time than to pay on time! See a comprehensive list of all tax deadlines via IRS Publication 509.

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Income Tax Return Deadlines, Tax Due Dates

When are 2023 Taxes due? How long do I have left to file 2023 Taxes?

The last day to file taxes in 2024 is October 15, 2024 - you can e-file your 2023 Taxes through this date, but we encourage taxpayers to file by April 15, 2024. Find important dates to keep track of to prepare your 2023 Taxes. The table below is organized by deadline date, topic (return type, date to receive your forms, extension, etc.), and a brief description with helpful links.

Deadlines
Tax Topic
Description
Pre-Tax Return Preparation
January 31, 2024
Your W-2 for salary income, 1099 income, and tax deduction related forms and documents.
By this date, you should have all documents in your possession. Do not e-file prior to that as this might result in a tax amendment if you miss forms on your return. Use this tax prep-to-prep worksheet to be prepared. If you have not received a form, you should contact the issuer (employer, etc.).
Ongoing, 2024
2024 IRS Tax Refund Estimate Date - DATEucator Tool.
Estimate the date you may receive your 2023 federal tax refund from the IRS after you e-filed or filed an accepted 2023 federal tax return.
Return, Extension, Amendment, Tax Estimate Deadlines
April 15, 2024
2023 Tax Return Deadline!
2024 Storm Victim Details
The 2024 IRS income tax return due day for 2023 Income Tax Returns! If you owe, e-file even if you can't pay!
We suggest you don't wait to file in case you have last minute questions. In addition, you will not jeopardize the tax deadline if you owe taxes. In most cases, late filing penalties are higher than late tax payment penalties. eFileIT Now!
April 15, 2024 Plus
2023 State Return(s) plus IRS Income Tax Return. Find exact state deadlines by state(s).
eFileIT Now! A state returnexcept Californiacan only be e-filed in conjunction with a federal return due to IRS/state regulations, not eFile.com policy. Prepare multiple state returns with eFile.com and e-file them with your federal return. See instructions on how to prepare and mail-in ONLY one or more state return(s).
April 15, 2024 Plus
Per IRS/state regulations, CA is the only state that allows you to e-file a state return without also filing an IRS return. If you do not live in CA and you need to file any other state income tax return, you can still use eFile.com to prepare, download, print, sign, and mail the state forms to the respective state(s). Next year, prepare and e-file your federal and state returns together for one low price.
April 15, 2024
Prepare and eFile for free on eFile.com; click the linked page to see if an extension is necessary for you! Tax extensions should only be used when you need more time to prepare to file, not more time to pay.
April 15, 2024 Plus
Many states grant automatic tax extensions if you do not owe taxes. If you do owe taxes, in many cases, you can pay your state taxes online. This payment will serve as an extension.
April 15, 2024
You must file/mail in by this date a 2020 Tax Return in order to claim your 2020 Tax Refund. Since you can no longer e-file a 2020 Return, find all 2020 tax forms and calculators here and find associated state tax forms. After that date, your refund will expire forever. Claim and don't waste your refund! 
If you owe 2020 Taxes, a filing deadline does not apply and late filing and late tax payment penalties might apply. The deadline to claim 2021 Tax Return refunds is April 15, 2025 and for 2022 Tax Return refunds it is April 15, 2026.
April 15, 2024
IRA contributions for 2023 can be made until Tax Day.
Through Tax Day, contributions can be made to an individual retirement arrangement or IRA for the previous year. If you plan to deduct your IRA contributions on your 2023 Return, make your 2023 contributions by this date so you can deduct them. Otherwise, they will go to your maximum contributions for 2024.
April 15, 2024
If you are required to make estimated tax payment as someone who is self-employed or for other reasons, Tax Day is generally the due date of the first payment for that year. Make your four estimated tax payments throughout the year to balance your taxes.
Ongoing
You can prepare your IRS amendment on eFile.com for Tax Year 2023, then print, sign, and mail in the forms for free. The option to e-file your amendment is available for a small fee, contact us for more information about efiling your amendment. State tax amendments follow a similar procedure, but do not use the IRS Form 1040-X - they have their own amendment form, though some don't have a form at all and can simply be indicated on the regular income tax form. See tax information and details by state.
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June 15, 2024
U.S. citizens and U.S. resident aliens who work and live abroad (outside the United States and Puerto Rico) can eFile or file their returns or tax extensions and pay taxes due by June 15, 2024. If applicable, for part year residency state tax returns, this date might not apply for state tax returns.
Pay IRS taxes online by June 15, 2024payment options.
Quarter I: April 15, 2024
Q. 1 - Form 1040-ES for Tax Year 2024 estimated tax payments
Pay online by April 15, 2024payment options. Form 1040-ES not needed.
Quarter II: July 15, 2024
Q. 2 - Form 1040-ES for Tax Year 2024 estimated tax payments
Pay online by July 15, 2024payment options. Form 1040-ES not needed.
Quarter III: Sept. 15, 2024
Q. 3 - Form 1040-ES for Tax Year 2024 estimated tax payments
Pay online by September 15, 2024payment options. Form 1040-ES not needed.
Quarter IV: Jan. 15, 2025
Q.4 - Form 1040-ES for Tax Year 2024 estimated tax payments
Pay online by Jan. 15, 2025payment options. Form 1040-ES not needed.

2024 Tax Deadline Tips by Tess

The following links are mentioned in this audio:
Current Deadline Page | File Back-Taxes | DATEucator | State Deadlines | Ways to Pay for Taxes

Tax Day dates mentioned in the audio are subject to change. See below for up-to-date Tax Day Deadlines.

IRS and state e-filing season and extension deadlinefrom the IRS opening date to the October date, the current tax year returns are able to be electronically filed. After October 15, 2024, you can no longer e-file a 2023 Tax Return.
If you e-filed an extension or did not file a return by April 15, 2024 or later, you can e-file your tax return by Oct. 15, 2024 to avoid late filing penalties. Late payment penalties might apply. Check the tax refund status of your federal and/or state tax return after you have e-filed or filed an accepted tax return. IRS Tax Refund Status for 2023 Tax Returns: where is my federal refund? Or, where is my state refund?
April 15, 2024
If you personally and/or jointly own one or more reportable foreign financial accounts and you are required to file an FBARFinCEN Report From 114for the given tax year: prepare and eFile FBAR Form 114.
Immediately, Ongoing
See a list of select state tax forms for respective state(s). You can eFile 2023 state tax returns with your federal return; for back taxes, see the page for forms to complete, sign, print, and mail.
Immediately, Ongoing
View a list of previous year tax forms you can complete, sign, and download via eFile.com. They can no longer be e-Filed!

See more tax deadlines for tax returns, tax estimates, and more: tax deadlines for filing income tax returns. Deadlines may be extended due to holidays or storms, such as the California tax deadline which was extended due to storms.

Previous Income Tax Year Returns

You cannot e-file federal or state income tax returns for Tax Year 2022 and before on eFile.com. However, eFile.com provides easy access to all the respective federal income tax year forms and the associated tax year tax calculators. Keep in mind that these tax calculators are free and are intended to give you an accurate estimate of your tax refund or tax liability for the given tax year. Prior year state tax return forms are on the respective state tax pages on efile.com.

If You Owe Back Taxes

If you expect to owe taxes for one or multiple previous tax years and you have not filed nor paid the taxes due, you will most likely be subject to late filing and late payment penalties. eFile.com recommends you take the following steps as soon as possible:

  • Step 1: Download the respective tax forms for the tax year in question.
  • Step 2: Use the tax calculator and tools for the respective tax year, especially this tax penalty calculator.
  • Step 3: Complete the income tax forms and mail them to the IRS and/or state tax agency.
  • Step 4: Even if you can't pay your taxes, follow the steps above and pay as little or as much as you can afford. That way, you will at least stop the late filing penalties which are higher in general than the late payment penalties.

If You Expect a Tax Refund

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 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, you tax refund will unfortunately expire and you can no longer claim your hard-earned money back from the IRS. For example, after April 15, 2027, you will no longer be able to claim your 2023 IRS tax refund. Most states follow these or similar tax refund expiration rules and dates.

You can still file 2023 Taxes if you miss the April deadline. File your 2023 federal and state tax returns online with eFile.com by the deadlines in the table above. This will assure you can e-file, get your refund faster, and will reduce or eliminate any tax penalties. If you miss the timely deadline, file as soon as possible to reduce penalties if you owe taxes or claim your tax refund before it expires.

1) IRS e-File Tax Report.

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