The last day to electronically file individual tax returns is Saturday, November 18, 2017. All returns must be electronically filed PRIOR TO 10:00 PM EASTERN TIME in order to be processed. Returns submitted after 10:00 PM may not be transmitted to the IRS before the system is shutdown, or if submitted, may not be acknowledged by the IRS.
The Internal Revenue Service reminds certain taxpayers in designated disaster areas that they can still paper file their tax returns on extension until January 31, 2018. While most individuals have already filed their 2016 federal tax returns, certain taxpayers may qualify for an extension until Jan. 31, 2018. This includes taxpayers who live in a federally declared disaster area, have a U.S. tax filing obligation, and had previously obtained a valid 6-month extension of time to file their federal tax return. The federally declared disaster areas include hurricane and tropical storm victims in Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and parts of Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina, as well as wildfire victims in parts of California. See the IRS disaster relief page and e-file page for more information.