tax deadlines

2020 Filing & Extension Deadlines

April 15 is supposed to be tax day, but due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, that's changed at the federal and state levels. Here's the latest filing deadlines:

Federal Taxes

  • The IRS has automatically deferred the filing deadline to July 15.
  • Even if you owe money, you can wait til July 15 to pay it without penalty or interest, regardless of whether you're an individual or business.
  • If you're on an installment agreement for past taxes owed, those are suspended through July 15 as well, though interest will still accrue.
  • If you're getting a refund, you can still file whenever you want and get your refund about three weeks after filing, the IRS says.
  • If you're getting a $1,200 relief check under the March 27 CARES Act, bookmark this page to see the status of your payment and also update your payment information.

New York State Taxes

  • The state of New York extended the filing deadline for personal and corporate income taxes to July 15.
  • All payments due April 15 are now deferred to July 15 without penalty or interest.
  • Sales tax payments were due March 20, but penalties and interest for late filers may be waived as well. See here for more details.