IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline

Retirement Planning | Taxes & Tax Planning | Retirement Tax Planning

 Plancorp team By: Plancorp team

The IRS announced that the standard April 15th tax-filing deadline is being extended until Monday, May 17th, giving households an extra month to complete their tax returns. 

The corporate tax filing deadline remains in place with a due date of March 15th for S-corporations and April 15 for C-corporations. In addition, Q1 estimated tax payment obligations for 2021 have not been extended and will still be due on April 15th.

The tax filing deadline for individual returns, as well as the obligation to pay whatever is due alongside their 2020 tax return, is delayed until the new May 17th date (and includes states impacted by recent winter storms disasters, including Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, which have already been separately extended to June 15th).

The IRS has not yet issued guidance for those who may have already filed their tax returns and now need to adjust them (especially those who had included 2020 unemployment benefits as taxable income), beyond directing them not to send in an amended return yet. It remains to be seen whether states will also extend their tax return due dates for individual households to conform to the IRS’s short-notice extension. 

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Here’s a list of Questions and Answers in Response to the 2021 IRS Tax Filing Deadline Extension.



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