This year, the primary IRS tax deadline in the USA was April 18, 2023, but many people asked for a tax extension to buy them some extra time.
With just one month left, the deadline for that tax extension, which was extended to October 16, 2023, is also approaching.
You should really start putting together your tax return for the 2022 tax year if you asked for an extension but haven’t filed yet.
What Paperwork is Required to File Your Taxes?
This is what you’ll need to properly file your taxes if you’re finally getting around to it before the actual tax extension date on October 16.
You need the following paperwork to file your taxes:
The W-2 from your employer or employers
Additional earning and interest statements’ 1099 and 1099-INT forms
The invoices for all of your tax deductions
The next step is to decide on your filing status and the method you’ll use to file your taxes; the IRS suggests using tax preparation software for electronic filing.
Consider whether you want to itemize your return or accept the standard deduction while making this decision.
How Can You Submit an IRS Tax Extension Request?
The majority of taxpayers have the choice to ask for a tax extension when the spring filing deadline approaches.
It is really easy to do, and you can even do it online through the IRS website.
Although the final IRS tax filing date for the 2022 tax year is approaching, if you recently suffered from a natural disaster, there may still be options for additional tax extensions.
To learn more about this and see whether you qualify, go to the IRS website’s natural disasters section.