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File for a tax extension with TaxAct by midnight on April 15 to have until October 15, 2017 to finish and file your 2016 tax return. E-file IRS Form 4868 free to receive confirmation when the IRS accepts your extension. If you need a state tax extension, TaxAct will guide you through those steps as well.

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Key Dates

  • Midnight on Saturday, April 15, 2017: Deadline to file tax year 2016 federal tax returns or extensions. Learn More
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017: If you file an extension, deadline to file tax year 2016 federal return and pay any tax, interest and penalties due. Learn More

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