PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 15 // PRNewswire // -- Taxpayers who requested more time to file a 2009 tax return need to be aware of the upcoming six-month extension deadline, according to Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®. To avoid incurring additional penalties or fees, federal and state tax returns for the 2009 tax year must be filed by Friday, October 15, 2010.
"Each year, Americans have the option to receive six additional months to submit tax information to the IRS by filing for an extension, but the deadline is quickly approaching," explains Mark Steber, chief tax officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Apart from those serving in the military in a designated combat zone, or those living in a federally-designated disaster area or abroad, all other taxpayers who are required to file an annual tax return must do soby October 15."
For those who received an extension from the IRS (using Form 4868), here are some tax considerations to remember:
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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX), with more than 6,400 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States during the 2010 tax season, is an industry leader providing full service individual federal and state income tax preparation. Most offices are independently owned and operated. The Company is based in Parsippany, N.J.SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.