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Tax Trails - Extension to File

The IRS will grant an automatic extension of time to file of up to 2½ months for filing a return if you file a timely and properly completed application requesting such an extension on Form 5558, Application for Extension of Time To File Certain Employee Plan Returns.

The IRS does not return approved copies of Form 5558 to the filer.


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Jan-2017