The 2018 Tax Filing Season is Not Over by Adam Cohen, CPA

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Adam Cohen

The March and April tax filing deadline have come and gone, and many individual and business taxpayers can happily bid farewell to their 2018 federal income tax-filing responsibilities. However, if you are one of the millions of taxpayers who applied for an automatic extension of time to file for 2018, don’t get too comfortable. The Fall filing deadlines can creep up faster than you think.

Rather than waiting until the last minute to gather together all of the documents you and your accountant need to file your returns, you may want to commit some time during the sluggish summer months to get organized. This will not only save you and your accountant the headaches of a last-minute scramble for 2018, but it may it may uncover a wealth of untapped tax-saving and wealth-building opportunities that your tax accountant can help you take advantage of as early as this year.

Following are the remaining 2018 tax filing deadlines for which individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations should continue to plan.

May 15

June 17

July 31

September 16           

October 1

October 15

November 15


About the Author: Adam Cohen, CPA, is an associate director of Tax Services with Berkowitz Pollack Brant, where he works with closely held businesses and non-profit charities, hospitals and family foundations to maintain tax efficiency and comply with federal and state regulations. He can be reached at the CPA firm’s Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office at (954) 712-7000 or via e-mail at

Information contained in this article is subject to change based on further interpretation of tax laws and subsequent guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service.