Did You File Your Taxes by April 18? If Not, Relax.


If you’re worried because you were unable to file your taxes by April 18, relax. You still have time, but don’t put it off any further. The IRS allows you to file a current year return until October 17. To prepare, here are a few things that you should know.

Possible e-file Changes

If you are filing, you may need your 2014 adjusted gross income (AGI) to e-file. This new step will help the IRS verify and determine your identity. If you self-prepare and e-file your taxes, you will need your prior year personal identification number (PIN) or your prior year AGI and date of birth.

How to Find Your AGI

  • Using your 2014 tax return, look for your AGI on the following:
    • 1040, line 37
    • 1040A, line 21
    • Form 1040EZ, line 4
  • Obtain a copy from your prior year e-file provider or tax preparer.
  • If you do not have your 2014 return, order a transcript from the IRS at irs.gov/transcript. Please note that this process may take up to 10 days.

Other Filing Tips

  • File early to avoid mistakes.
  • Keep copies of three years of tax returns and documentation.

If you would like additional information on the possible change, read  IR-2016-124.

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