IRS.gov is the first place to go for answers to tax questions
Taxpayers who received an extension to file their 2018 tax return might have questions. They should remember that help is just a few clicks away on IRS.gov. Here are some of the tools and resources they may find useful.
Using IRS Free File to file tax returns through October 15
IRS Free File can be used to prepare and e-file taxes online for free through the October 15 deadline. Taxpayers who earned less than $66,000 in 2018 can use free tax preparation software online. All taxpayers, regardless of income, can use free file fillable forms.
Checking on the status of a refund
After filing their 2018 tax return, taxpayers can easily find the most up-to-date information about their tax refund using "Where’s My Refund?" tool on IRS.gov. Where’s My Refund is also available on the IRS2Go app. It’s updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. So, there’s no need for a taxpayer to check the status of their refund more often.