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Ask A CPA - Late Filing

What Happens If You Can’T Finish Your Tax Return By Its April 15th Due Date ?

You are entitled to an automatic extension until October 15 by filing form 4868. An extension to file is not a extension of time to pay. By filing an extension, you avoid the late filing penalty, but will have penalties on any money you owe after April 15. (April 17, 2012)

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