If you requested an extension from the IRS to file your 2021 tax return, the Oct. 17 deadline is coming up soon. Taxpayers who asked for an extension should file on or before the deadline to avoid a late-filing penalty. Although Oct. 17 is the last day for most people to file, certain taxpayers may have more time; including military members and others serving in a combat zone. They typically have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file returns and pay any taxes due. Also, taxpayers in federally declared disaster areas who already had valid extensions are given more time. Contact us right away to prepare your return to avoid penalties and claim any refund due.