A:The income tax deadline for 2014 is 31 October 2015. You can however avail of an extended deadline, which this year is Thursday the 12th of November 2015.
In order to avail of this deadline you will be required to file your return online and make the relevant payment online. What this means is, if you have a tax liability for 2014 and preliminary tax obligations for 2015 you will be required to pay both online by the 12th of November, when filing your return. If you do not meet your full payment obligations Revenue can strictly speaking deem your return to be late, as it should have been filed by 31 October 2015.
Late returns and payments are subject to a surcharge of 5% of your tax liability, rising to 10% if more than two months late and also potentially a small interest charge.
In summary, if you wish to avail of the extended deadline you will need to have sufficient funds available to pay any liability that arises.
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