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All income tax returns with a due date of April 15, 2020 will automatically be extended to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers do not need to take any actions to request this extension. In addition, any payment of tax due with the filing of the 2019 federal return can be delayed until July 15. No interest will be assessed for any period of time between April 15 and July 15.
State Individual Income Tax Returns
Most states with income taxes have extended their individual income tax return and payment deadlines to July 15, but not all have. Some states have extended their due dates to a different date, and other states are not allowing any extension of time to file tax returns. Further, some states which have granted additional time to file income tax returns have not suspended the accrual of interest during the delay. Check filing and payment dates in your state.
In most cases, no action is required to take advantage of the delayed filing and payment deadlines. Action is only required for the residents of a few states. You could fall into one of three categories:
As mentioned above, if you expect to receive a refund of state income taxes, you may choose to file before any of these deadlines.
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Updated for tax year 2020