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IRS Reminds Expats of Extension to Tax Deadlines

The usual June 15 date for tax returns has been extended to July 15 for overseas Americans

Published on June 3, 2020

The IRS has issued a reminder to overseas Americans that the usual deadline of June 15 for filing your return has been extended to July 15, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The extension was originally announced in March, and means that all US taxpayers who usually have filing deadlines after April 1st would be able to make their filings by July 15. This includes Americans who live and work abroad, nonresident aliens and foreign entities with a U.S. filing and payment requirement.

There are additional extensions available to overseas Americans, which the IRS remind include the following options:

- Filing Form 4868 through your tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov.
-Submitting an electronic payment with Direct Pay, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or by debit, credit card or digital wallet options and selecting Form 4868 or extension as the payment type. The automatic extension of time to file will process when taxpayers pay all or part of their taxes, electronically, by the July 15 due date. An extension to file is not an extension to pay. Taxes are still due by July 15.

The IRS also point out that "Businesses that need additional time to file income tax returns must file Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns."

For further details on the IRS Extension and tax filing requirements, check out IRS.gov, or contact you Tax Professional.


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