The Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax Filing and Payment Deadline has been extended to Monday May 17 2021 due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 17 2021 that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15 2021 to May 17 2021.
“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
This extension would also extend to your California State Tax Filing.
Income Tax Filing deferred to Monday May 17 2021
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing.
Income Tax Payments deferred to Monday May 17 2021
Without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed.
This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax payment relief.
Tax Filing Extension Past Monday May 17 2021
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief.
Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the Monday May 17 2021 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov.
Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.
Taxpayers Who Expect A Refund Should File ASAP
Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days.
Direct Deposit Is Quickest Way To Get Refunds
FTB is postponing until Monday May 17 2021 the filing and payment deadlines for all individuals and business entities for:
2020 tax returns
2020 tax return payments
IRS Filing Facts
The IRS accepts paper and electronic tax returns.
The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds.
The IRS also reminds taxpayers that they should keep copies of their prior-year tax returns for at least three years.
Choosing e-file and direct deposit for refunds remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund.
IRS.GOV offers Taxpayers with help filing and preparing their return.
Taxpayers can find answers to their tax questions and resolve tax issues online.
The IRS also reminds taxpayers that a trusted tax professional can provide helpful information and advice.