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If you know you get refund, do you need to file extension if one can't file it before midnight?
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, so why not?

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