2019 Tax Day, Deadlines for 2018 Returns

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A list of calendar year 2019 e-filing Tax Day deadlines are listed below. The dates are for Tax Year 2018 (January 1-December 31, 2018) Income Tax Returns. Previous Tax Year forms, deadlines and calculators.

Important eFile.com Deadline Tax Tip: The penalties for not filing are higher than not paying taxes, thus don't miss a filing deadline 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 not paying taxes on time penalties. Efile and pay as little or as much as you can afford. Use the PENALTYucator tool to find out your potential penalties.

2019 IRS and State 2018 Income Tax Return Due Dates

Deadlines
Return Type
Description
April 15, 2019
The 2018 IRS Income Tax Return
April 15, 2019
2018 State Return(s) plus IRS Income Tax Return. Some States are due later. Find Deadlines by State(s).
efileIT Now* - A State Return can only be efiled in conjunction with a Federal Return.
April 15, 2019
You cannot just e-file a State Return only anywhere. But you can prepare a State Return only on efile.com and Download, Print, Sign, and Mail the State Forms to the respective state(s). Details
April 15 - Oct. 15, 2019
2018 IRS 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
April 15, 2019
Available to e-file on eFile.com starting mid March 2019. Details
April 15, 2019
Cannot be efiled anywhere. Prepare your amendment on efile.com, then print, sign, and mail in the forms. Details
April 15 - Oct. 15, 2019
2018 IRS Tax Refund Status - Where is My Refund?
Check the Tax Refund Status of your Federal Tax Return after you have e-filed or filed an accepted tax return. Details
April 15 - Oct. 15, 2019
2018 State Tax Refund Status - Where is My State Refund?
Check the status of your state refund from your state tax agency after you have e-filed or filed an accepted state tax return. Details
April 15, 2019
State tax extensions vary by state. Some states offer automatic extensions with or without an accepted federal extension, while others require taxpayers to file a separate state extension form. Visit the page for your state on our site for extension information. Details
April 15, 2019
Cannot be e-Filed anywhere. Visit the amendment page for your state to download, print, sign, and mail in the forms. Details
April 17, 2019
2018 IRS plus State Income Tax Returns
efileIT Now* - Filing Deadline for Maine and Massachusetts Residents (due to states' April 15 Patriots’ Day holiday and D.C. April 16 Emancipation Day holiday). A State Return can only be e-Filed in conjunction with a Federal Return.
2018 IRS Income Tax Return
If you e-filed an extension or did not file a return by April 15, 2019 or later, you can e-file your Tax Return by Oct. 15, 2019 to avoid late filing penalties. Late Payment Penalties might apply. Details
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 by Oct. 15, 2019 to avoid late filing penalties. Late Payment Penalties might apply. Visit this page for details on how to ONLY file a state tax return without the IRS Tax Return.
April 15, 2022
2018 IRS Income Tax Return
If you expect a Tax Refund with your 2018 IRS Income Tax Return, you can print and mail this to the IRS without facing a late filing penalty. After April 15, 2022, you can no longer claim your tax refund via a filed 2018 Tax Return.

Previous Income Tax Year Returns

You cannot efile federal or state income tax returns for tax years 2017 and before. However, efile.com provides you easy access to all the respective federal income tax year forms and the associated tax year tax calculators. Please 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.
  • 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 in general are higher 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, 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.