Late Filing

By law, the IRS may assess penalties to taxpayers for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline.


The due date for your 2022 U.S. federal income tax return is April 15, 2023. If you live outside the United States, you may qualify for an automatic 2-month extension of time to file your tax return. You can get an additional 4 months to file if you file Form 4868 with the IRS by June 15. Electronically filed tax returns are accepted until November. The IRS will announce the specific cutoff date in October.


You may qualify for relief from some penalties, if there is reasonable cause for your failure to timely file your tax return or timely pay your tax. You must be able to show that you made an effort to comply with the requirements of the law, but were unable to meet your tax obligations, due to circumstances beyond your control. Alternatively, you may qualify for first time penalty abatement if you had no penalties for the 3 prior years and are current with your filings. The interest on a penalty will be reduced or removed when the penalty is reduced or removed.


The streamlined filing compliance procedures are available to taxpayers who can certify that their failure to file is non-willful. Non-willful conduct is conduct that is due to negligence, inadvertence, or mistake or conduct that is the result of a good faith misunderstanding of the requirements of the law.


We strongly recommend that you become compliant as soon as possible. Please contact us with any questions you may have about filing a late tax return. Our tax professionals have helped many U.S. taxpayers become compliant. We guarantee swift and hassle-free preparation and filing of your U.S. tax returns.


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