Here’s how to file for an automatic extension to Oct. 15.
With the coronavirus still raging across much of the U.S., the IRS is once again offering Americans even more time to file their personal income taxes.
Originally due April 15, the federal income tax deadline was moved to July 15. That’s the third Wednesday of this month.
However, Americans can also file for an "automatic extension" to Oct. 15.
You don’t need to list a reason for needing an extension on the four-page request form #4868.
Such extensions are typically offered only to U.S. military personnel serving in combat zones and Americans living in declared disaster areas.
If you still haven’t filed, you’re in good company.
More than 6 million Americans hadn’t filed their taxes as of June 22, the latest figures available from the IRS.
This time last year, 144.5 million Americans had filed tax returns and received more than $285 billion in tax refunds.
As of June 22, just 138 million Americans filed their taxes, getting back $257 billion in refunds.
Any Pennsylvanians who get the federal extension to Oct. 15 will also get an extension from paying their state income taxes, said state revenue Secretary Dan Hassell.
Hassell encouraged Pennsylvanians with questions or concerns to call the state’s customer experience center at 717-787-8201 or visit the online help center at revenue-pa.custhelp.com
"We understand that many Pennsylvanians are still working to file their returns," said Hassell. "That’s why we want to offer as much help as we can prior to the filing deadline to make sure that any questions they may have are answered."