The most important date is the filing deadline for individuals, April 15, 2015. However, anyone can request an automatic six month extension. This is done by filing form 4868. If you do file an extension, remember that you must still pay an estimate of your tax liability by April 15th. For more info, see the IRS site.
Other key dates for 2015:
- January 31, 2015: Filing season begins and the deadline for employers to mail out W-2s.
- April 15, 2015: Deadline to pay your taxes and to file a return or extension
- October 15, 2015: Final deadline to file individual returns (requires extension by April 15)
For more details, check out our blog post on this topic.