Stressed over the dates? No worries! TaxAct® wants to make sure you've got the information you need regarding the upcoming tax filing deadline.
The due date for the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return for tax year 2015 is April 18, 2016. Typically all states comply with the federal guidelines, but it is recommended that you check with your individual state taxing authority to confirm the deadline. See State Return Due Dates for additional details.
For a list of information you will need to prepare your taxes, see TaxAct's Tax Return Checklist.
If you are unable to complete your return before the April 18th deadline, there is no need to worry. You can file IRS Form 4868 for a 6-month filing extension with TaxAct.
Important: Filing an extension only extends the time to file your return until October 15th and does not extend the time to pay any tax due. To avoid late payment penalties and interest, estimate your federal (and state, if applicable) taxes in TaxAct, then pay as much as possible when you e-file your extension.
To learn how to file an extension, please see Filing an Extension.
Contact information for TaxAct can be found at TaxAct Service and Support.