March 20, 2021

2021 – 03/18

Individual taxpayers get extra time to file their 2020 tax returns and pay their taxes because of the pandemic. The IRS announced that the federal income tax filing and payment due date has been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. The automatic extension applies to individuals, including those who pay self-employment tax. No penalties or interest will be added if all taxes due are paid by May 17. Even so, the IRS urges taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who expect refunds. This relief doesn’t apply to estimated tax payments due on April 15, 2021. It also doesn’t apply to state tax payments or deposits or payments of any other types of federal tax.