April 10, 1990
U.S. Taxpayers Living Overseas
Must Still File by April 16
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today advised
overseas U. S. taxpayers that the Monday, April 16 due date for
submission of U. S. federal income tax returns or tax payments is
not extended due to the observance of holidays in many foreign
Taxpayers living in the U. S. and traveling overseas are
required to file by April 16, unless they submit Form 4868,
"Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U. S.
Individual Income Tax Return." The extension request must be filed
by April 16 and include the payment of any tax owed.
Taxpayers whose "tax home" and "abode" are outside the U. S.
and Puerto Rico, generally those living and working abroad, on April
16, qualify for an extension until June 15 without filing Form 4868.
When they file their income tax return, however, they must attach a
statement showing they qualify for the extension and pay interest on
any tax due from April 16 until the date the tax is paid.
In addition to tax return deadlines, the due dates for
submitting tax payments and making tax deposits are not affected by
The IRS also alerted taxpayers seeking IRS assistance or making
tax payments that many of their foreign posts-of-duty will be closed
due to local holiday observances. IRS overseas posts will be closed
on the following days:
Thursday, April 12 Friday, April 13
& Friday, April 13 & Monday, April 16
Sao Paulo Sydney
Friday, April 13 Monday, April 16
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