Tax Day extended to May 17, June 15 for winter storm victimsTax Day extended to May 17, June 15 for winter storm victimshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=256842021-03-22T05:00:00Z2021-03-22T19:00:00Z

​​​WASHINGTON – ​The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have extended the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.

​Earlier this year, the IRS announced relief for victims of the February winter storms in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Affected individuals in these states have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. This extension to May 17 does not affect the June deadline.​

Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year until May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement applies to individual taxpayers, including those who pay self-employment tax. Penalties, interest, and additions to tax will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of May 17.

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the May 17 deadline can request a filing extension until Oct. 15 by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional or tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. This does not grant an extension of time to pay taxes due. 

​This relief does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due April 15, 2021. These payments are still due April 15. 

The federal tax filing deadline postponement does not apply to state tax payments or deposits or payments of any other type of federal tax. 

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