Unfortunately, I cannot file the return by the extended due date. Can I attach the reason for the late filing with the return to avoid a penalty from the IRS?
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No, do not attach an explanation when you file your return. Explanations attached to the return at the time of filing will not be considered. Once you receive a notice about penalties after you file your return, send an explanation, and the IRS will determine if you meet reasonable cause criteria. 
 

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