Certain Taxpayers Get Extra Time to File Their 2017 Tax Return

Certain People Will Get Extra Time to File Their 2017 Tax Returns, SFS Tax

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Everyone knows to file an extension if they need more time to prepare their tax returns. (Of course, you don’t get an extension on paying your taxes – it’s only for preparing and filing the return).

This year, certain taxpayers don’t have to ask for more time.

Who are they?

Victims of Natural Disasters Receive an Extension

Those affected by devastating Hurricane Maria in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands receive more time to file their tax returns as well as to pay their taxes for 2017. The deadline for these folks has been extended to June 29. This also applies to victims of Tropical Storm Gita which hit American Samoa.

Victims of the California wildfires have until April 30 to pay and file their tax returns. They also received an extension on making IRA contributions, estimated tax payments, corporate tax returns, and payroll and excise tax filing. Tax-exempt organizations who file Form 990 series returns also receive an extension.

Those in a Combat Zone Receive an Extension

Eligible support personnel and military service members in a combat zone receive an additional 180 days to file and pay their 2017 tax returns and amount due. Iraq and Afghanistan are included in the list of combat zones which is available on the IRS website.

Those Living Outside the United States Receive an Extension

If you live or work outside the country, you have until June 15 to file your taxes and pay any amount due. This applies to military personnel who are on duty outside our borders.

If you don’t fall into one of these categories, it’s still not too late to file for an extension for your 2017 taxes. You have until midnight April 17 to request one, and you’ll get an extra six months to file that return.

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