Taxpayers have until today (July 15) to request an extension to file their 2019 federal tax return. If an extension is approved, taxpayers could have until October 15 to file, but any taxes owed are due by July 15.
Common Tax Return Errors
The IRS has noted the following common tax return errors:
- Missing or inaccurate Social Security numbers
- Math errors
- Inaccurate filing status
- Incorrect calculation of credits or deductions
- Unsigned returns
- Filing with an expired individual taxpayer identification number
The IRS highly encourages taxpayers to use the e-file or IRS Free File system. The IRS software will formulate calculations, flag common errors, and prompt taxpayers for missing information, all of which ultimately reduces tax return errors. A tax return containing errors can delay refunds.