April 17th is Tax Day, which means you have until midnight to file your 2017 taxes.
You can file your taxes online through a tax service like Turbotax, Taxslayer, or H&R Block. If you still need more time, you will need to file an extension but make sure you do so before midnight as well so you aren’t flagged by the IRS. You can obtain that extension form online or from your local IRS office.
If you are doing your taxes by paper form, you will need to drop that off at your local post office before they close for the day. Make sure you go inside to mail it and not drop it off in the blue collection boxes.
If you choose to not file your taxes, Jason Haswell from the Monteverde Group says, “the problem is that if you don’t file and they catch you, they’re going to come back on you with interests and penalties for whatever you may have owed. So those interests and penalties compound every day you don’t pay them. There’s also not just interests and penalties, there could be fines and if you don’t file or you do anything fraudulent, you could end up going to jail.” The IRS could also seize your assets or your home or even garnish your wages.