Extension Filing Time: What You Should Know

The October 17 filing deadline is almost here for many American taxpayers who received an extension to file their 2015 return. All returns should be transmitted before midnight in your local time zone. TaxSlayer Pro Customer Support will extend its normal hours until 8 p.m. EST on October 17. We recommend filing as early as possible to make sure all returns are received on time.

What You Should Know

A perfection period of five days applies to electronically filed individual returns on extension that were filed and rejected by the October 17 filing deadline. The IRS considers returns that are retransmitted electronically, within five calendar days of the due date of the return, as timely filed returns.

1041 – Bankruptcy Estate Filing Deadline

Bankruptcy estate returns on extension are also due by October 17 before midnight, in your local time zone. A perfection period of five days also applies to electronically filed 1041 returns on extension that were filed and rejected by the filing deadline. The IRS considers business returns that are retransmitted electronically, and accepted within five calendar days of the date a return is rejected, as timely filed returns.

Continuous Electronic Filing

The IRS has not yet announced the electronic processing shut down date for individual or business transmissions for 2016.

Don’t miss the deadline! You have until October 17 to file returns on extension with TaxSlayer.