My tax return will not be completed by October 15th. Can I request an additional extension from the IRS?
TFX can request the IRS to extend your filing date to Dec 15
An additional 2-month extension can be requested if you feel that you may not meet the October 15th deadline. However, unlike the regular federal extension, there is no standard IRS form; the request must be in the form of a written letter mailed to the IRS.
How to process this request - button in your client account
Between Sep 15 and Oct 13, there will be an active button in the home area of your TFX account, allowing you to process this request.
Important notes about additional extension request
The letter requesting an additional extension must be received by the IRS before October 15th. Approval of extensions is subject to the two conditions listed below and is ultimately at the IRS’s discretion.
- You are living abroad
- Your initial request for an extension was filed in a timely manner
This extension request requires a $350 retainer (if you already have 350 or more credits on file, you won't have to provide additional funds). A retainer is not an extra fee.
If you would like TFX to mail the request, a $50 mailing fee will be applied, and the remaining $300 credit will go towards tax prep. We’ll ask you your preference when you request the letter.