The Internal Revenue Service is urging Ohio taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system.
Many of the more than 11 million taxpayers who requested an automatic six-month extension this year have yet to file. That total includes a number of the approximately 285,000 Ohioans who filed for an automatic six-month extension earlier this year.
"The deadline for most Ohioans is Oct. 15, but some still have more time," said Jennifer Jenkins, IRS spokeswoman for Ohio. "Military service members and others serving in Iraq, Afghanistan or other combat zone localities typically have until at least 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file their returns and pay any taxes due."
People with extensions in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Isaac also have more time to file and pay.