1040 IRS filing deadlines & electronic filing information

Alerts and notices
Leave feedback

Internal Employees: Submit feedback

Contact information (optional):

Leave this blank:

Please tell us how we can make this information more helpful.


Characters left:

MFA required for electronic filing

Effective May 3rd, the 2017 version of UltraTax CS requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access the electronic filing transmission feature in CS Connect.

Thomson Reuters is committed to proactively evolving our security features to help you protect your firm and your clients' data. For more information about multi-factor authentication, see Multi-factor authentication overview.

This topic provides electronic filing opening day information and information about relevant due dates for 1040 returns.

Notes

  • We recommend that preparers transmit electronic files to Thomson Reuters at least one hour before the filing deadline.
  • The Modernized e-File (MeF) System is available daily, except during maintenance and down times. Refer to the IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) status page for maintenance down times.
  • The IRS considers returns that are re-filed electronically during the applicable time frame to be timely-filed returns.
  • The grace period starts at the time of the rejection and is never extended for weekends, holidays, or end-of-the-year cutoff. The grace period does not extend past the last day to retransmit rejected timely-filed returns below.
Date Event
1/29/18 IRS begins accepting 2017 Form 1040 electronic tax returns.
4/18/18 Due date to timely file 1040 returns and Form 4868 extensions.
4/17/18

Due date to electronically transmit Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), to FinCEN.

Note: Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) returns receive an automatic extension of six months to file. The last day to timely file an FBAR is 10/15/18.

4/22/18

Last day to retransmit rejected timely-filed electronic 1040 returns and Form 4868 extensions.

Note: If a return cannot be retransmitted electronically, the paper return must be filed by the return due date or ten calendar days after the return was rejected. For more information, see 1040-US ELF: Resubmitting electronically filed returns and extensions.

6/15/18 Due date for receipt of timely-filed Form 4868 or Form 2350 to meet overseas exception.
6/20/18 Last day to retransmit rejected timely-filed Form 4868 or Form 2350 to meet overseas exception.
10/15/18 Final due date to timely file 1040 returns on extension.
10/15/18 Last day to electronically transmit timely-filed Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), to FinCEN on automatic extension.
10/20/18

Last day to retransmit previously rejected timely-filed electronic 1040 returns.

Note: If a return cannot be retransmitted electronically, the paper return must be filed by the return due date or ten calendar days after the return was rejected. For more information, 1040-US ELF: Resubmitting electronically filed returns and extensions.

For more information about electronic filing deadlines, see the Product News section of the UltraTax CS Home Page.

Related topics

Share This