Tax Filing Deadlines

The following tax filing deadlines apply.

April 15th: US filing deadline and the date that tax payments are due, even for expats.

June 15th: US expats receive an automatic extension until June 15th to file their US taxes; note that taxes are due on April 15th, and interest (but no penalties) will be applied if taxes are not paid by April 15th. Penalties will apply if taxes are not paid by June 15th. The 15th is also the FBAR deadline for US expats. However, there is an automatic extension until the October 15th deadline.

October 15th: Final deadline for expat tax returns for those who have filed for an extension. This is also the final deadline for filing an FBAR.

Please Note: The US Federal tax return extension is an extension of time to file and not an extension of time to pay any tax due to the IRS. If you owe tax to the US, your interest will start accruing from the first tax deadline – April 15th. Additionally, if you do not request an extension and do not file, a late payment penalty of 5% may be assessed each month until the tax is paid.

If the 15th falls on a weekend, then the due date becomes the first business day of the following week.