Have You Heard the Good News
If you filed an extension for your taxes, they are due on October 15th, NOT October 1st. Not today! Good news! GREAT NEWS! So, that sick feeling you had all weekend? For naught! And also the acute panic you felt this morning as you shot out of bed, realizing you had created a Day From Hell, during which you’d have to do this awful thing in just a few hours? FORGET ABOUT IT. You have fourteen days. Chill out. Have some tea. Catch some waves. Catch some z’s. You got this.
(More good news: The answer to the IRS website’s FAQ from past-due return filers, “Will I go to jail?” is “No.”)