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Is it possible to file an extension so that i can avoid an

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is it possible to file an extension so that i can avoid an penalities on this years filingthank you for your expertise
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 6 months ago.
Thank you for trusting Just Answer with your tax problems. It's always possible to file an extension by the deadline; if you expect to pay taxes, you must pay a reasonable estimate of the tax due, or the extension might be retroactively disapproved, or there might be a "failure-to-pay" penalty added.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you Arthur long would i have to pay after i file the not seeing if thats possible in the IRS documentationthanks fort the info here
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 6 months ago.
You have until October 15 (or maybe October 18) to file, but you have to pay interest on any additional amount not paid by April 18. There can be additional penalties if the payment submitted with the extension request is not a reasonable estimate.
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 6 months ago.
If you look closely at the 1040, there's a line for "payment made with request for extension to file".

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