For taxpayers living, working outside the U.S., file a return by June 17

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that are living and working outside of the United States that they need to file their 2018 federal income tax return by Monday, June 17th.

Typically, the filing deadline is June 15th for “Offshore” taxpayers. But since the deadline lands on a Saturday this year, the deadline is extended to the 17th.

The June 17 deadline applies to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad (green card holders), including those with dual citizenship. An extension of time to file is available for those who cannot meet this filing deadline. You need to file form 4868 to get an automatic extension before June 17th. This extension gets you additional time to file your return up to October 15th. This only gives you extra time to file the return and avoid late filing penalties. Interest starts accumulating on a balance owing as of the original due date.

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