IRS Tax Deadline Extended To Wednesday April 18 2018: Tips On Filing


The Internal Revenue Service Tax Deadline is Tuesday April 17 2018.
Taxpayers has had two additional days to file past the traditional April 15th deadline.
This was due to April 15th falling on Sunday and due to Emancipation Day (District of Columbia) Holiday on April 16th.
UPDATE: The IRS has extended its deadline to Wednesday April 18 2018 at Midnight.
The IRS extended its deadline due to system issues that surfaced early on Tuesday April 17 2018.

The IRS accepts paper and electronic tax returns.

The IRS expects more than four out of five tax returns will be prepared electronically using tax software.

The IRS still anticipates issuing more than nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days

IRS Tips

The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds.

The IRS also reminds taxpayers that they should keep copies of their prior-year tax returns for at least three years.

Choosing e-file and direct deposit for refunds remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund.

IRS.GOV offers Taxpayers with help filing and preparing their return.
Taxpayers can find answers to their tax questions and resolve tax issues online.

70 percent of the nation’s taxpayers are eligible for IRS Free File.
Commercial partners of the IRS offer free brand-name software to about 100 million individuals and families with incomes of $66,000 or less.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) offer free tax help to people who qualify.
Go to and enter “free tax prep” in the search box to learn more and find a nearby VITA or TCE site, or download the IRS2Go smartphone app to find a free tax prep provider.
If eligible, taxpayers can also locate help from a community volunteer.

The IRS also reminds taxpayers that a trusted tax professional can provide helpful information and advice.
Tips for choosing a return preparer and details about national tax professional groups are available on

Taxpayers can visit IRS.Gov/GetReady for more tips on preparing to file their 2017 tax return.

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