Three bad things happen when you file your tax return late.
You can extend your tax return and file during the period of extension; that’s not a late-filed return.
The late-filed return is filed after the last extension expired, and that’s what causes the three bad things to happen.
Bad Thing 1
The IRS notices that you filed late or not at all.
Of course, the “I didn’t file at all” group receive the IRS’s “come on down and bring your tax records” letter. ... Log in to view full article.