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Federal Tax Updates (Last Update: 3/27/20)
In response to coronavirus, the Treasury, IRS and federal government have announced several changes to the tax filing season and coronavirus relief and stimulus packages. Here is everything you need to know.
The federal tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers getting a refund are encouraged to file their taxes now to get their money.
Last tax season, close to 72% of taxpayers received a tax refund close to $3,000, which for many taxpayers is their largest paycheck of the year. During times like this, that is much needed money for many households. The IRS expects to continue to process refunds as normal. The IRS typically issues nine out of 10 tax refunds within 21 days or less from acceptance with e-file and direct deposit – the fastest way to get your refund.
Do I need to file an extension to file past April 15? No, you do not need to take any action. The July 15 extension applies to all taxpayers automatically.
Will the extension of the tax deadline delay my tax refund? No, the IRS expects to continue to process refunds as normal but encourages all taxpayers to file now.
Do I have more time to contribute to my IRA? Yes, you now have until July 15, to make a 2019 contribution to your IRA.
Will the deadline for my state taxes also be extended? A majority of states are conforming to the new July 15 tax deadline. However, some states have different deadlines and guidance. To find out the deadline in your state, click here.
The Coronavirus Stimulus Package
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) — a $2 trillion stimulus package that will provide financial relief to individuals, families and businesses — into law. The 2020 coronavirus stimulus package will deliver relief through a range of measures, including an advanced tax rebate for taxpayers.
Eligible taxpayers will receive stimulus checks of up to $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for joint taxpayers and an additional $500 for each qualifying child.
COVID-19 stimulus payments will be based on information from your most recent tax filings, either 2019 or 2018, if you have not yet filed this season. However, the amount paid to you now will be reconciled on next year’s tax return based on your current 2020 situation.
The CARES Act also allows the government to leverage the direct deposit information in your tax year 2019 or 2018 tax return to deposit these stimulus funds electronically into your account. So what does all this mean?
The first step you should take right now is to file your 2019 tax return, if you have not already. And, if you are getting a tax refund, choose to receive that refund through direct deposit. This will ensure that the IRS has the most current tax filing and direct deposit information for you, which they will use to determine individual stimulus amounts.
Get the latest information and updates on the CARES Act and what it means for you here.
Relief for Individuals and Businesses with Tax Payments
The extension of the federal tax filing deadline also applies to tax payments. Taxpayers that owe money can defer federal tax payments, interest free and penalty free until July 15. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. Taxpayers can defer tax year 2019 federal tax payments regardless of the amount owed. This deferment also applies to tax year 2020 estimated tax payments previously due on April 15, 2020.
Deferment of federal tax payments means that if you owe money on your federal taxes, you will get more time to pay what you owe.
How do I know if I qualify for the extended payment deadline? And do I need to file an extension to get it? According to the Secretary of Treasury, anyone with a Federal Tax Payment related to their 2019 taxes and their tax year 2020 estimated tax payments due 4/15/20 can defer their tax payment, free of penalties and interest for 90 days for purposes of the relief.
What do I do if I already filed my taxes and scheduled my payment for April 15? If you have already filed and scheduled your payment for April 15, you will need to cancel your payment and reschedule it. If you filed with TurboTax, you will need to contact the U.S. Treasury Financial Agent at 888-353-4537 to make that change. Changes to payments need to be made no later than 11:59 p.m. ET two business days prior to the scheduled payment date.
Does this extension apply to 2020 quarterly estimated tax payments? First quarter 2020 estimated income tax payments are postponed from April 15 to July 15, 2020. However, second quarter 2020 estimated income tax payments are still due on June 15, 2020.
What if I need more time past the July 15 deadline to pay? If you need additional time, beyond July 15, you will need to file an extension. An extension will give you until October 15, 2020 to file your taxes, but you will still need to pay any taxes owed by July 15. Payments after July 15 will be subject to penalties and interest.
Federal Tax Update regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On Wednesday, March 18, President Trump signed into law legislation to provide additional relief for taxpayers impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The COVID-19 legislation, called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or H.R. 6201, includes relief for individuals, self-employed and businesses. Get the latest information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and what it means to you here.
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State Tax Updates (Last Update: 4/1/20)
Get the latest on tax deadlines and guidance for your state below.
Announced that state income tax filing due date is extended to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer state income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts, estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers. The emergency proclamation can be found here.
Other taxes included in the deadline extension are corporate income tax, the Financial Institution Excise Tax (FIET), and the Business Privilege Tax (BPT).
Taxpayers do not need to file additional forms to qualify for this automatic state tax filing/payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension through usual methods.
By separate order, the due date is extended for pass-through entities to file composite returns and make composite payments on behalf of their non-resident members.
Other assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis to individuals and businesses that cannot file their tax returns on time due to the COVID-19 by contacting the Department
The Department encourages all taxpayers to conduct their business on-line with My Alabama Taxes (MAT) to file and pay taxes; or call 334-242-1170 to receive additional assistance.
The Arizona Department of Revenue announced that it moved the deadline for filing and paying state income taxes to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers filing state returns or submitting paying after the previous April 15th deadline will not be assessed late filing, late payment penalties or interest..
Taxpayers who need more time beyond July 15 to file state income tax should consider filing for an extension by submitting Arizona form 204 by July 15 if they have not already received a federal extension from the IRS.
This extended deadline includes individual, corporate and fiduciary tax returns.
For more information, go to Arizona General Tax Notice (GTN 20-1
Announced the Arkansas state tax deadline for individual filers will be extended to July 15, 2020.
Corporate tax filers and estimated payment deadlines will remain the same, April 15, 2020.
The FTB is postponing until July 15, 2020 the filing and payment deadlines for all individuals and business entities for:
2019 tax returns
2019 tax return payments
2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimated payments
2020 LLC taxes and fees
2020 Non-wage withholding payments
For a full list of dates for individuals and businesses go to: FTB
The Department of Revenue extended the income tax payment deadline for all Colorado taxpayers until July 15, 2020, without penalty or interest regardless of the amount.
All income tax returns that were required to be filed by April 15, 2020 are granted a six-month extension, and are due on or before October 15, 2020.
The state is granting an extended deadline for taxpayers who are required to make estimated income tax payments for the 2020 tax year. Both first and second quarter estimated payment are now due by July 15, 2020 without penalty.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) to coordinate with local governments that choose to extend tax payment deadlines for property, sales and use taxes. To read the executive order, click here.
The Connecticut Department of Revenue announced an extended deadline for individual state income tax payer return to July 15, 2020.
There is an extension for certain business taxes by at least 30 days (dates vary). In addition, payments associated with these returns are also extended to the corresponding due date in June.
See FAQs for further information on tax deadlines and payment relief.
The Delaware Department of Revenue announced all final corporate income tax returns are due on the date of the corresponding federal return. Corporations may request an additional extension of time to file from the IRS, and Delaware will grant the same extension, if a copy of the federal extension request is included with the Delaware final corporate return when filed.
Personal income tax returns due on April 30, 2020 will now be due on July 15, 2020.
Estimated personal income tax payments due on April 30, 2020 are extended to July 15, 2020. Second quarter payments remain due on June 15, 2020.
If a taxpayer needs additional time beyond the extended due date, they may request an extension through Revenue’s online system. This will provide an automatic extension of time to file to October 15, 2020.
An extension only extends the due date for filing, not for payment. The payment deadline will be July 15, 2020 and penalties and interest on underpayments will be calculated from that date.
Additional information on due dates, or other questions around taxes are available here.
District of Columbia
Announced that the deadline for taxpayers to file and pay their 2019 District of Columbia individual and fiduciary income tax returns (D-40, D-41, and D-40B), partnership tax returns (D-65), and franchise tax returns (D-20, D-30) is extended to July 15, 2020.
The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) encourages taxpayers who are able to file their returns electronically to do so.
The Florida Department of Revenue extended certain filing deadlines for Florida businesses. This addresses February and March reporting periods for the following taxes and fees:
Sales and use tax, including discretionary sales surtax
Tourist development tax
Solid waste fees, including new tire fee, lead-acid battery fee, dry-cleaning gross receipts, and rental car surcharge
Prepaid wireless E911 fees
The Department has established COVID-19 FAQs and a dedicated team to address tax-related questions via email at COVID19TAXHELP@FloridaRevenue.com.
The Georgia Department of Revenue is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020 without penalties or interest.
This includes state estimated income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, for the taxpayer’s 2020 taxable year.
No extension is provided for the filing, payment, or deposit of any other type of state tax (including employee withholding and sales tax) or for filing of any state information returns.
The Hawaii Department of Taxation is extending 2019 state income tax filing and payments for the following:
Individual and Corporate Income tax returns for Tax Year 2019 due from April 20, 2020 to June 20, 2020 are extended to July 20, 2020.
Taxpayers who are entitled to a refund or pay the 2019 Income tax due by July 20, 2020 receive an automatic extension to file the associated return by October 20, 2020.
Action is not needed by Income taxpayers to participate in this tax relief program.
Hawaii residents can file the Hawaii Resident Income tax for free on-line at hitax.hawaii.gov.
Filing and payment dates for all non-Income taxes (Withholding, General Excise, Transient Accommodations, etc.) are unchanged.
The Idaho State Tax Commission extended 2019 Idaho income tax filing and payment deadlines from April 15, 2020, to June 15, 2020. The extension applies to all taxpayers – including individuals, businesses, and entities – regardless of the amount owed. Penalty and interest won’t apply if taxpayers file their return and pay the income tax they owe by June 15.
The deadline to apply for property tax relief programs has been extended from April 15 to June 15, 2020. The programs include:
Property Tax Reduction
Property Tax Deferral
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The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) extended state income tax returns and is giving penalty relief from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
The 2019 income tax filing and payment deadlines for all taxpayers who file and pay their Illinois income taxes on April 15, 2020, are automatically extended until July 15, 2020.
This relief applies to all individual returns, trusts, and corporations and is automatic. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call IDOR to qualify.
Penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of July 16, 2020. You will automatically avoid interest and penalties on the taxes paid by July 15, 2020.
Taxpayers who have already filed a return can check the status of their return or make payments at mytax.illinois.gov.
This does NOT impact the first and second installments of estimated payments for 2020 taxes that are due April 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020.
For more information or questions go to tax.illinois.gov.
Extended certain state filing and payment deadlines to align with the IRS to support Hoosiers during COVID-19.Individual tax returns and payments, along with estimated payments originally due by April 15, 2020 are now due on or before July 15, 2020.
Returns included are the IT-40, IT-40PNR, IT-40RNR, IT-40ES, ES-40 and SC-40.
Corporate tax returns and payments, along with estimated payments originally due by April 15 or April 20 are now due on or before July 15, 2020. Those originally due on May 15, 2020, are now due on August 17, 2020. Returns included are the IT-20, IT-41, IT-65, IT-20S, FIT-20, URT-1, IT-6, FT-QP and URT-Q.
All other tax return filings and payment due dates remain unchanged.
If you need additional time to file, you can request an extension. Instructions can be found on DOR’s website. If an individual requests a federal extension, Indiana automatically extends the state deadline and there is no need to file anything additional.
Customers can get more information if they have questions through the individual customer service line at 317-232-2240. or by emailing DOR using the form at dor.in.gov/3392.htm.
The Iowa Department of Revenue extended the filing and payment deadline for several state tax types, including income tax prompted by COVID19 to provide flexibility.
The order extends filing and payment deadlines for income, franchise, and moneys and credits taxes with a due date on or after March 19, 2020, and before July 31, 2020, to a new deadline of July 31, 2020.
No late-filing or underpayment penalties are due for qualifying taxpayers who comply with filing and payment deadlines. Interest on unpaid taxes covered by this order shall be due beginning on August 1, 2020.
Specifically, the order includes:
Individual Income Tax Return and all supporting forms and schedules
Composite Return and all supporting forms and schedules
Fiduciary Return and all supporting forms and schedules
Corporation Income Tax Return and all supporting forms and schedules
Franchise Tax Return for Financial Institutions and all supporting forms and schedules
Iowa Partnership Return and all supporting forms and schedules
Corporation Return and all supporting forms and schedules
Credit Union Moneys and Credits Tax Confidential Report
Taxpayers can check the status of their refunds at the Department’s website where’s my refund page.
Taxpayers and tax professionals who need assistance can contact the Department by email at email@example.com or call the taxpayer services phone line at 515-281-3114 or 1-800-367-3388.
The Kansas Department of Revenue announced the following tax extensions:
Homestead or property tax relief refund claims have been extended for filing 2019 claims to October 15, 2020. Only regular claim forms need to be submitted; no special forms will be required.
The deadline is extended for filing 2019 tax returns for Individual Income Tax, Fiduciary Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax and Privilege Tax has been extended to July 15, 2020. This means if the balance due is paid on or before July 15, 2020, no penalty and interest will be imposed.Only regular return forms need to be submitted; no special forms will be required.
Go to www.ksrevenue.org if you have questions or contact theTaxpayer Assistance Center Kansas Department of Revenue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Revenue is extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax return filing due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
Late payment penalties will be waived for income tax payments deferred from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. However, interest still applies to the deferred income tax payments.
Additional guidance on COVID-19 Kentucky income tax relief will be available on DOR’s website.
Offering guidance for filing and payment extension relief for income and franchise tax returns and payments due on April 15 and May 15, 2020.
See the chart for new due dates for the 2019 income and franchise tax returns:
The due date for these returns and any payments due with the returns is extended to July 15, 2020.
This is an automatic extension and no extension request is necessary
The Department of Administrative and Financial Service has extended the State Income Tax Payment Deadline from April 15th to July 15, 2020.
This includes any final and estimated Maine income tax payments due by April 15, 2020. Any failure-to-pay penalties and interest will be abated for the period of April 16, 2020, through July 15, 2020.
The extended filing deadline for Maine income tax returns is automatically tied to any federal extension. Therefore, the filing deadline of April 15, 2020, for 2019 Maine income tax returns, is automatically extended to July 15, 2020.
This includes Form 1040ME (Maine Individual Income Tax Return), Form 1041ME (Maine Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts), and Form 1120ME (Maine Corporate Income Tax Return).
Sales tax and payroll payments will continue as normal. For questions about Maine income tax, contact Maine Revenue Services (MRS) at (207) 626-8475 or visit the MRS website at www.maine.gov/revenue.
The Maryland Comptroller Office announced the state income tax filing date extended to July 15, 2020. The relief is automatically granted an extension on their Maryland tax filings
No additional forms are required. Fiscal year filers with tax years ending January 1, 2020, through March 31, 2020, are eligible for the July 15, 2020 extension
Extended business-related tax filing deadlines is now June 1, 2020.
The extension applies to certain business returns with due dates during the months of March, April and May 2020 for businesses filing sales and use tax, withholding tax, admissions and amusement tax, alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel excise taxes, tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns. Business taxpayers who file and pay by the extended due date will receive a waiver of interest and penalties.
The Michigan Department of Treasury extended deadlines for all taxpayers required to file a state and city income tax return:
The annual state income tax return otherwise due on April 15, 2020 now be due on July 15, 2020; those otherwise due on April 30, 2020 will instead be due on July 31, 2020. The dates are the same for state income tax payments.
The deadline for all taxpayers required to pay estimated state income taxes is extended to July 15, 2020. Penalties and interest will not accrue until July 16, 2020 for unpaid balances due on July 15, 2020, and will not accrue until August 1, 2020 for unpaid balances due on July 31, 2020.
An annual city income tax return due on April 15, 2020, and any other city income tax payment is due July 15, 2020. Those due on April 30, 2020 are now due July 31, 2020. See more here for city tax extensions.
Extensions are automatic. Taxpayers do not need to file new forms.
The Michigan Department of Treasury is waiving penalty and interest for the late payment of tax or the late filing of the return due on March 20, 2020.
Questions may be directed to the Department at (517) 636–6925.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that taxpayers filing their annual MN Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2019 now have until July 15, 2020 to file and make their payments without any penalties or interest.
This includes estimated tax payments for individual income taxes due for the 2019 tax year.
This grace period does not include estimated tax payments for individual income taxes due April 15, 2020, for the 2020 tax year.
Business Income Taxes
The Minnesota due date has not changed for Corporation Franchise, S Corporation, Partnership, or Fiduciary taxes. However, under state law:
C corporations receive an automatic extension to file their Minnesota return to the later of 7 months after the due date or the date of any federal extension to file.
S corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries receive an automatic extension to file their state return to the date of any federal extension to file.
The payment due date has not changed. Taxpayers can request relief from late-filing or late-payment penalties and interest for reasonable cause.
The Department of Revenue extended tax relief to individual and business taxpayers due to COVID‐19.
The deadline to file and pay the 2019 individual income tax and corporate income tax is extended until May 15, 2020.
The first quarter 2020 estimated tax payment is also extended until May 15, 2020. Penalty and interest will not accrue on the extension period.
Withholding tax payments for the month of April are extended until May 15, 2020.
The extension does not apply to Sales Tax, Use Tax, or any other tax types. These returns should be filed and paid on the normal due date.
The extension does not apply to Sales Tax, Use Tax, or any other tax types. These returns should be filed and paid on the normal due date.
The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) will provide special filing and payment relief to individuals and corporations:
The deadline to file income tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020.
Income tax payment deadlines for individual and corporate income returns with a due date of April 15, 2020, are extended until July 15, 2020.
This payment relief applies to all individual income tax returns, income tax returns filed by C Corporations, and income tax returns filed by trusts or estates. The DOR will automatically provide this relief, so filers do not need to take any additional steps to qualify.
This relief for individuals and corporations will also include estimated tax payments for tax year 2020 that are due on April 15, 2020.
Penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of July 16, 2020. Individuals and corporations that file their return or request an extension of time to file by July 15, 2020, will automatically avoid interest and penalties on the tax paid by July 15.
Extended the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers to July 15, 2020 in accordance with the new federal tax filing deadline.
Extending the state filing deadline is in line with an announcement from the IRS to extend its deadlines for federal income tax filing and payments to July 15.
The Montana Department of Revenue will be lenient in waiving penalties and interest associated with late tax payments and the department will work with taxpayers on an individual basis.
The Nebraska Department of Revenue announced state income tax filers will have an automatic extended deadline to July 15, 2020 to pay state income taxes and estimated payments that were originally due on April 15, 2020.
To request further relief, please complete and mail a Request for Abatement of Penalty, Form 21, or Request for Abatement of Interest, Form 21A, with an explanation of how you were impacted.
The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration is granting automatic relief to Business Profits Tax (BPT), Business Enterprise Tax (BET) and Interest & Dividends Tax (I&D) taxpayers in the form of payment relief and expansion of automatic filing extensions and penalty safe harbors.
Relief is available for certain BPT, BET and I&D taxpayers who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to pay the amount due on April 15, 2020. Those qualifying taxpayers will have until June 15, 2020 to remit payment without typical penalties and interest.
You can find details and deadlines including extensions, quarterly payments and safe harbors for the relief here.
The New Jersey Division of Taxation announced an extension of state due dates for Individual Gross Income Tax and Corporation Business Tax to file and make payments until July 15, 2020.
Check back here for updates and information as it becomes available.
You can file for free through the New Jersey Online Income Tax Filing System, download Income Tax forms or make payments from this website.
The Taxation and Revenue Department announced that New Mexicans will have an extra 90 days to file and pay their 2019 personal income taxes in recognition of the economic hardships many are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taxpayers will have until July 15, 2020 to file and pay any taxes due.
The deadline for 2019 corporate income taxes will be extended until July 15.
The state is extending deadlines for employers to remit withholding taxes. Taken together, these as payment is received by July 15, 2020. Under New Mexico law, however, interest will accrue on any unpaid balances from April 15 forward.
Withholding tax is withheld from employee wages and remitted to the state each month. Withholding taxes normally due on the 25th of March, April, May and June will now be due on July 25.
The state will waive penalties for withholding taxes not remitted during the grace period. However, under state law, interest will accrue from the original due date.
Anyone who has filed a return and is due a refund can check the status of that refund through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) at tax.newmexico.gov.
Taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically or through the TAP system, if possible, to expedite their returns.
The Department of Taxation and Finance announced the state’s income tax filing deadline is being moved to July 15, 2020 to comply with the federal government’s decision to push back the filing date due to the corona virus outbreak.
The new deadlines are applicable to individuals and businesses. The new deadline would be for filing tax returns and paying taxes owed. No interest or penalties would be charged for either state or federal filers.
If you are a quarterly or annual sales tax vendor, and were unable to file or pay your March 20, 2020, sales tax return due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to apply to have penalty and interest waived. To determine whether you are eligible, see N-20-1.
New York City
Allowing for a waiver of penalties for DOF-administered business and excise taxes due between March 16, 2020, and April 25, 2020. Taxpayers may request to have the penalties waived on a late-filed extension or return, or in a separate request.
If you file an extension or return or make a tax payment in accordance with these rules, you will not be subject to any late filing, late payment, or underpayment penalties. While late filing and late payment penalties are waived, interest, where applicable, at the appropriate underpayment rate, must be paid on all tax payments received after the original due date calculated from the original due date to the date of payment.
All paper filings under this announcement should be marked “COVID-19” on the top center of the first page. The same relief will be provided to adversely affected electronic filers.
You may request a penalty abatement by writing to: NYC Department of Finance P.O. Box 5564 Binghamton, NY 13902-5564 or the online portal at www.nyc.gov/dofaccount, or send an email to Penalty_Abatements@finance.nyc.gov. Please include the letter identification on your notice, or your EIN. 20-2 March 19, 2020 NYC DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE FINANCE MEMORANDUM Business Tax Filing Extensions and the COVID-19 Outbreak.
The North Carolina Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for individual, corporate and franchise state tax filings to July 15, 2020. They are waiving penalties for those filing and paying their taxes after April 15, as long as they file and pay their tax before the updated deadline.
The extension applies to income and franchise tax returns originally due on April 15, 2020, from individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates.
Interest will be charged to filings after April 15 until the date of payment.
Most taxpayers can file online for free at www.NCDOR.gov/NCfreefile
Go to NCDOR.gov for general information or call 1-877-252-3052, For Individual income tax refund inquiries call 1-877-252-4052.
The North Dakota Office of State Commissioner announced Individuals or businesses who are unable to file an income tax return or pay the tax by the April 15th deadline, can file and make payment through July 15, 2020 without penalty and interest.
Guidance for North Dakota Taxpayers During COVID-19 Precautions can be found at www.nd.gov/tax.
As a North Dakota taxpayer, you have the ability to request additional time if you believe you will be unable to file a return or pay any other taxes in a timely manner because of a COVID-19 related situation, please contact the Office of State Tax Commissioner.
Taxpayers may also e-file by purchasing tax preparation software, by working with a tax professional, or by using the Office of State Tax Commissioner’s stand-alone free ND Fillable Forms option (for ND return only).
North Dakota tax booklets, forms and payment vouchers may be found on the Office of State Tax Commissioner’s website at www.nd.gov/tax/forms.
The Ohio Department of Taxation announced that filing and payment deadlines for state income taxes have been extended to July 15, 2020.
The filing extension, and waiver of penalty and interest, will be available to those filing Ohio individual income tax, school district income tax, pass-through entity tax, and to taxpayers that have opted in to have the commissioner administer the municipal net profit tax through the state’s centralized filing system.
Individuals, estates, trusts and certain businesses making quarterly estimated income tax payments, have been granted additional time to file and pay without penalty or interest.
The first and second quarterly payments, normally scheduled for April 15 and June 15 will both be extended to July 15.
The Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) announced that Oklahomans now have until July 15, 2020 to file and pay their 2019 state income tax return.
This is applicable to income tax due from Tax Year 2019 and the first quarter payment for Tax Year 2020, both of which would normally be due on April 15, 2020.
Check the status of your return, complete identity verification processes, make payments and much more from the comfort of your home through OkTAP.
Many taxpayers have already scheduled their 2019 income tax payment to be withdrawn on a future date. Taxpayers may need to cancel and reschedule these payments to be withdrawn at a later date. Click here to fill out a form that allows you to cancel the payment you previously scheduled
Follow the directions on the form to submit and do not mail the form to the Oklahoma Tax Commission – you will need to submit it by email to email@example.com.
The Oregon Department of Revenue announced an extension for Oregon tax filing and payment deadlines for personal income taxes and other taxes to July 15, 2020, and allowing all payments due on that date to be deferred until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.
This is an automatic extension of the 2019 tax year filing and payment due dates for the or certain affected taxpayers.
The Department of Revenue announced the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns is extended to July 15, 2020.
Taxpayers can electronically file their Pennsylvania tax returns for free through Padirectfile, a secure, state-only electronic income tax filing system that is available through the Department of Revenue’s website. For more information or to begin filing, visit Padirectfile.
All taxpayers who received more than $33 in total gross taxable income in calendar year 2019 must file a Pennsylvania personal income tax return (PA-40) by midnight on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
The deadline for taxpayers who make quarterly estimated personal income tax payments is also extended to July 15, 2020. That means estimated payments for the first and second quarters of 2020 will be due by July 15, 2020.
Any individual who expects to receive more than $8,000 of Pennsylvania-taxable income not subject to withholding by a Pennsylvania employer must estimate and pay personal income tax quarterly. Estimated tax due dates for individuals are typically April 15, June 15, Sept. 15 and Jan. 15, or the first following business day if any deadline falls on a weekend or holiday.
If additional time to file is needed, taxpayers have the option to file a request for an extension to file their Pennsylvania personal income tax return. The extension is available for up to six months. An extension of time to file does not extend the deadline to make a payment if you owe taxes to the commonwealth.
Because commonwealth offices are currently closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be additional time in certain cases for taxpayers who wish to appeal a tax assessment issued by the Department of Revenue or file a petition for a tax refund with the Board of Appeals. If the appeal deadline fell on a date prior to the closure of commonwealth offices (March 16, 2020), the original appeal deadline is still applicable.
Announced the April 15, 2020, deadline for certain tax filings and tax payments, the Division of Taxation mirrors the federal extensions to July 15, 2020 for individual filers.
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The Division is reminding businesses and other taxpayers that under Regulation 280-RICR-20-00-4, they have the express right to request that penalties be abated where there was no negligence or intentional disregard of the law.
Is offering an extension for state income tax returns and payments. Returns and payments due April 1 – June 1 will now be due July 15, 2020. Penalty and interest will not be charged if payment is made by July 15.
This includes SC Individual Income Taxes, Corporate Income Taxes, Sales and Use Tax, Admissions Tax, Withholding Tax, and other taxes administered by the SCDOR. There is no limitation of the amount of the payment that may be postponed
Other state returns and payments due April 1 – June 1 will now be due June 1, 2020.
Penalty and interest will not be charged if payment is made by June 1. This includes Sales and Use Tax, Admissions Tax, Withholding Tax, and other taxes that are filed with and/or paid to the SCDOR.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue has extended the due date for filing and paying the Hall income tax from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
Taxpayers will have until July 15, 2020, to file returns and make any payments originally due on April 15, 2020.
Interest and late filing penalties will not be applied to returns filed and payments made on or before this extended due date.
The October 15, 2020, six-month extension date for the calendar year 2019 return remains unchanged.
For More Information visit www.tn.gov/revenue. Submit a request for help or information to one of their agents.
The Utah State Tax Commission intends to follow the federal government’s tax filing and payment actions and is planning to extend the tax deadline for individuals to July 15th with no penalties or interest.
For the most efficient tax assistance, use Taxpayer Access Point (TAP).
The Tax Commission is currently holding all appeal events as scheduled via telephone conference only rather than an in-person hearing, please call 801-297-2282.
The Vermont Department of Taxes moved the deadline for filing Vermont income tax from April 15 to July 15, 2020.
The Department will provide relief to businesses owing Meals and Rooms Tax and Sales and Use Tax by foregoing any penalty or interest for those who are not able to meet the March 25 or April 25 deadlines.
Businesses that are unable to meet the March 25 and April 25 filing deadlines will not be charged any penalty or interest for late submissions.
Businesses who can meet the deadlines for filing and payment should continue to do so.
This is not an abatement of the tax collected.
Businesses must continue to collect Meals and Rooms and Sales and Use Taxes as they normally would.
The Virginia Department of Taxation extended the due date for certain Virginia income tax payments to June 1, 2020 in response to the coronavirus disease for 2019.
Any income tax payments due during the period from April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020 can be submitted to the Department of Taxation at any time on or before June 1, 2020 without penalty.
The Department will automatically waive any late payment penalties that would otherwise apply so long as full payment is made by June 1, 2020. If full payment of the amount owed during the period is not made by June 1, 2020, this penalty waiver will not apply, and late payment penalties will accrue from the original date that the payment was due. Interest will continue to accrue from the original due date of such payment.
Taxes eligible for this payment extension and penalty waiver include individual, corporate, and fiduciary income taxes, as well as any estimated income tax payments
If you have additional questions, please visit the Department at www.tax.virginia.gov, or contact the Department at (804) 367-8031 for individual income tax questions or (804) 367-8037 for business tax questions.
Annual filers: The Annual 2019 return is now due June 15, 2020
Quarterly filers: The Quarter 1, 2020 return is now due June 30, 2020
Please note: Extensions only push out the due date; they don’t waive the tax owed. If you already filed and scheduled your payment, you must cancel your payment in your online My DOR account, BEFORE the day the payment is scheduled
The Department of Revenue announced it will work with businesses that cannot file or pay their taxes on time due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Affected businesses that owe Washington taxes may qualify for the following assistance:
Filing extension for excise tax returns
Late payment penalty waiver request
Businesses can request an extension or penalty waiver by sending a secure email in their My DOR account or by calling Revenue’s customer service staff at 360-705-6705, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
These actions are in effect during the state of emergency (February 29, 2020, through the end of the state of emergency, yet to be determined).
All businesses should still file their returns if they are able to do so. Upon request, the Department will provide extensions for paying tax returns.
This only applies to returns that are due and not already paid during the state of emergency (Feb. 29, 2020, through the end of the state of emergency.
60 days for monthly returns (this applies to the February 2020 and March 2020 returns at this time)
30 days for the Q1/2020 return
30 days for the Annual 2019 return
Upon request, Revenue will work with taxpayers that are impacted by COVID-19 to adjust payment plan amounts or extend payment dates 30 to 60 days.
If payment is extended, additional penalties accrued will be waived.
The Department will delay scheduling audits of businesses that have gross income of less than $5 million in the past year, or are a certain type of business until mid-May.
For audits in progress, Revenue will work with you to either issue the audit or provide an extension of up to 60 days.
The Department currently has the authority to waive interest through April 17, 2020. Please check back to see if this date gets extended.
Businesses with a temporary registration that have had their event cancelled should notify the Department by replying to the original email they received when obtaining their temporary certificate. If you no longer have the original email, you may send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your temporary registration.
The Department will waive the BLS delinquency fee for late renewals through April 17, 2020. Please check back to see if this date gets extended. Please note that penalties and interest accrued prior to February 29, 2020, will not be waived.
The Department will waive penalties for late non-profit applications and renewals for exempt property through April 17, 2020. Please check back to see if this date gets extended.
The West Virginia State Tax Department is providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and corporations whose 2019 annual income return is due April 15, 2020.
The deadline to file 2019 annual income tax returns for individuals, trusts or estates, and corporations has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
Payment deadlines for these returns are also extended until July 15, 2020.
Failure to pay any balance of tax due by July 15, 2020 will result in the accrual of penalties and interest beginning July 16, 2020.
This relief also extends to estimated tax payments for tax year 2020 that are due between April 15, 2020 and July 15, 2020 for individuals, trusts or estates, corporations, and pass-thru entities.
This relief does not apply to employer withholding tax returns and payments or to any other tax collected by the Tax Commissioner.
The Department will automatically provide this relief, so filers do not need to take any additional steps to qualify for this extension of time.
Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates are extended to July 15, 2020 and will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to COVID-19.
Tax filers do not have to file any extension forms to be eligible for this new due date and there is no limit on the amount of payment to be postponed, and no income exclusions.
This applies to individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, associations, companies or corporations.
This relief is solely for income tax payments, estimated income tax payments and returns due April 15, 2020.
There will be no interest or penalty for the period of April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
Interest, penalties, and underpayment interest for failure to make quarterly estimated tax payments with respect to such postponed federal income tax filings and payments will begin to accrue on July 16, 2020.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue services can be found online at www.revenue.wi.gov. Individuals: can also call (608) 266-2486 • Businesses: (608) 266-2776.
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The average direct deposit tax refund was close to $3,000 last tax season, and with tax season well underway, it’s no surprise that the most common tax season-related question we’re now hearing is: “Where’s my refund?”
We know that you work hard for your money and that your tax refund may be the biggest check you get all year, so we’re here to let you know what happened after you hit the e-file button and how to check the status of your tax refund.
The IRS issues all tax refunds — TurboTax does not issue the actual refund. If you have an IRS acknowledgment, then they are processing your tax return. Here is a breakdown of IRS processing times, how your tax return will progress through the three stages with the IRS; (“Return Received,” “Return Approved,” and “Refund Sent” once you e-file), and where you can go to check your refund status.
Refund Processing Time
E-filed tax returns with direct deposit: E-file with direct deposit is the fastest way to get your federal tax refund. The IRS states that nine out of 10 e-filed tax returns with direct deposit will be processed within 21 days of IRS e-file acceptance.
Mailed paper returns: If you filed a paper return, please allow 4 weeks before checking the status. Refund processing time is 6 to 8 weeks from the date the IRS receives your tax return.
Start checking status 24 – 48 hours after e-file: Once you have e-filed your tax return, you can check your status using the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool. You will not be able to start checking the status of your tax refund for 4 weeks if you mail a paper tax return. Please note you will need the following information when checking on your refund status: Social security number or ITIN, your filing status and your exact refund amount.
Return Received Notice within 24 – 48 hours after e-file: The IRS Where’s My Refund? tool will show “Return Received” status once they begin processing your tax return. You will need the following information when checking refund status: Social security number or ITIN, your filing status and your exact federal tax refund amount shown on the tax return. You will not see a tax refund date until the IRS finishes processing your tax return and approves your tax refund.
Status change from “Return Received” to “Refund Approved”: Once the IRS finishes processing your tax return and confirms your tax refund is approved, your status will change from “Return Received” to “Refund Approved.” While the change in status can take a few days and a tax refund date will not be provided in Where’s My Refund? until your tax return is processed and your tax refund is approved.
Where’s My Refund? tool shows refund date: The IRS will provide a personalized refund date once your status moves to “Refund Approved.” The IRS issues nine out of 10 refunds within 21 days of acceptance if you e-file with direct deposit.
Where’s My Refund? shows “Refund Sent”: If the status in Where’s My Refund? shows “Refund Sent,” the IRS has sent your tax refund to your financial institution for direct deposit. It can take 1 to 5 days for your financial institution to deposit funds into your account. If you opted to receive your tax refund via mail, it could take several weeks for your check to arrive.
Here are more answers to some common tax refund questions:
Will I see a date right away when I check the status in “Where’s My Refund”?
Where’s My Refund tool will not give you a date until your tax return is received, processed and your tax refund is approved by the IRS.
It’s been longer than 21 days since the IRS has received my tax return and I have not received my tax refund. What’s happening?
Some tax returns take longer than others to process depending on your tax situation. Some of the reasons it may take longer include incomplete information, an error, or the IRS may need to review it further.
I requested my money be automatically deposited into my bank account, but I was mailed a check. What happened?
The IRS is limiting the number of direct deposits that go into a single bank account or prepaid debit card to three tax refunds per year. Your limit may have been exceeded.
Haven’t filed your taxes yet? Get that much closer to your tax refund and file today. You may even be able to e-file your federal and state tax returns for free with TurboTax Free Edition, if you have a simple tax return, and have your federal tax refund in your pocket within 21 days.
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