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If you know you get refund, do you need to file extension if one can't file it before midnight?
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You won't be subject to penalties, normally, but filing the extension might buy you extra time to do other things, like...take an extra 6 months to make a retirement plan (non-IRA) contribution, get a qualified receipt for a charitable contribution, and possibly make any of a long list of elections that you can't do after April 15 without the extension.

And you can file the extension online at irs.gov, so why not?

Bill
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