What does filing an “extension” do?
Why does my Accountant suggest we extend my tax return?
Am I more likely to be audited if I extend?
Should I do anything differently if I am filing an extension or “going on extension”?
Is there anything I can do to avoid filing an extension if I know
I am missing some information now?
If you know you will be waiting until the last minute for one or two documents, you may be able to minimize the chance of having to file an extension by providing all other available documents to us as soon as you receive them. By doing so, we can prepare a draft return for you to review and discuss in advance. And we may be able to add the missing piece of data or last-minute information and complete your returns by April 15.*
The federal filing deadline for 2018 returns will be April 15, 2019.
If we haven't received your information we will likely need to file an extension, please contact us as we can't just file without your written consent and other information.
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