#Good news! The IRS has extended the tax deadline to April 18th! As long as you submit your federal return by midnight on 4/18/2018, you won't be considered a late filer for your federal return. Direct debit tax payments that are submitted with your federal return (or on the IRS website) by 4/18 are also considered timely filed ×

Tax season has ended and I haven't filed yet, what can I do?

If it's past the April deadline, you may still be able to file your tax return. If you are due a refund, the IRS says that there is no penalty if you file a late tax return. However, if you owe tax, and you failed to file and pay on time, the IRS says that you “will most likely owe interest and penalties on the tax you pay late.” 

Tax returns that are due a refund for withholding or estimated taxes must be filed within 3 years of the return due date to claim your refund. 

If you cannot pay what you owe, you can request an additional 60-120 days to pay your account in full through the Online Payment Agreement application or by calling 1 (800) 829-1040.

You can also take a look at this IRS website for more information.

If you want to file for free using Credit Karma Tax, click here.

Was this article helpful?

Still have questions? Contact member support

Continue your tax filing