Can’t file by April 15th? Get an Extension
If you can’t file your 2014 tax return by the April 15 deadline, file for an extension to get until October 15, 2015, to file. You can request the extension on paper, by phone, or online. You don’t need to explain why you need more time, but be aware that an extension doesn’t give you more time to pay taxes you owe. To avoid penalty and interest charges, taxes must be paid by April 15.
Gift Tax filing requirement
If you made gifts in 2014, check this tax filing requirement. Here’s another filing deadline that might apply to you: April 15 is the due date for filing 2014 gift tax returns. If you made gifts last year in excess of the $14,000 annual limit to any one individual, you may need to report the transaction to the IRS. If you and your spouse agree to “gift-splitting,” you could give up to $28,000 to any one individual with no gift tax liability. However, gift-splitting requires that each of you file a gift tax return.