The table below shows the 2015 deadlines for filing 2014 individual income tax returns, as well as deadlines for tax extensions. One important thing to note is that you can file your taxes anytime after the start of the year, but the IRS will not process any paper or electronic returns until the IRS e-file servers go live on January 20, 2015.
Like every year, taxes are due by April 15th. However, you have an option to request a 6-month extension that moves the filing deadline to October 15th. The quickest and most accurate way to file your tax return and receive your refund is to e-file.
|2015 Deadline||Tax Related Activity|
|January 1, 2015||First day to file a 2014 tax return, though the IRS generally will not accept e-file and free file returns until the date below. Even paper based filings won’t be processed till later in the month|
|January 20, 2015||IRS E-file to go live, allowing submission of electronic tax returns for the vast majority of tax filers. Paper tax returns will begin processing from this date as well|
|January 31, 2015||Date by which you should have received a W-2 from employers you worked for during the tax year. If not, contact their HR/Payroll department to resend tax documents|
|April 15, 2015||*Tax Day* Last day for filing federal income tax returns and extension requests|
|April 15, 2015||Deadline for filing state income tax returns (for most states) and extension requests|
|October 15, 2015||Filing extended 2014 federal and state income returns. Note: you still need to file for an extension request by April 15th|
|April 15, 2018||Filing a 2014 tax amendment. You can file an amended or previous year return anytime, but you have a deadline of 3 years from the original due date to claim any tax refund.|