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IRS Tax Due date is now May 17th, 2021

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

Individual Taxes



Who does this effect?

  • All Individual Tax filers and Individuals who pay Self-Employment tax Forms (1040, 1040-SR, 1040-NR, 1040-PR, 1040-SS, 709)

What are the details?

  • 2020 Federal Income tax FILING and PAYING due date for Individuals automatically extended to May 17th, 2021.

  • No need to contact IRS since the extension is automatic

  • Form 4868 Extensions for Individual taxpayers can also be filed by the May 17th deadline to extend the filing date to Oct. 15th. The Form 4868 extends the filing date only. Federal income tax is still due by May 17th, 2021 in order to avoid interest and penalties.

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

  • This extension does not apply to state tax returns, payments, deposits or payments of any other type of federal tax. The IRS urges taxpayers to check with their state tax agencies for those details.

  • The IRS stated that they will be providing more details in the days to come.

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