Time is Ticking Away on your Tax-Filing Extension by Adam Slavin, CPA

Posted on September 06, 2018 by Adam Slavin

If you requested an extension to file your federal income tax return six months later than the traditional April deadline, it is now time to start preparing. You do not want to rush through the preparation process to meet the upcoming October 15 filing extension deadline, especially when considering that most mistakes occur when taxpayers wait until the last minute.

Following are some of the most common errors that will delay the amount of time the IRS will take to process a tax return and/or issue a refund to a taxpayer.

The sooner taxpayers begin gathering documents and meeting with their accountants to file their federal income tax returns, the less stressful the process.

About the Author: Adam Slavin, CPA, is a senior manager with Berkowitz Pollack Brant’s Tax Services practices, where he provides tax planning and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals and closely held business. He can be reached at the CPA firm’s Boca Raton, Fla., office at (561) 361-2000 or via email at