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How can I get an extension to file federal and state taxes for 2016

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I filed a federal application for automatic extension of time to file U.S. Individual Income tax return with a $1,600 payment.

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I need more time past the October 16 deadline. I had a prostate cancer operation and a flood in my home and I need more time. I don't think I did anything with state taxes.

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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, federal and state taxes with an extension are due 10/16/17. There are no other extensions.

If you need more time to file, the IRS and state will assess a late filing penalty. Once that happens, you can request a waiver of the penalty due to the reasons you mentioned.

I wrote such a letter for one of my clients several years ago who was in a similar situation, and the IRS waived all penalties and interest.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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