With tax-filing deadline nearing, IRS says about 50 million still need to file

IR-2019-72, April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — With the April tax-filing deadline just days away, the Internal Revenue Service reminds the 50 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of tax-filing season.

About 153 million individual tax returns for the 2018 tax year are expected to be filed during 2019, with millions expected just before the April tax deadline. The deadline to file 2018 individual tax returns and pay taxes owed is Monday, April 15, 2019, for most taxpayers. Because of local holidays, the deadline for taxpayers living in Maine or Massachusetts is April 17, 2019.

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