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Do I need to file a state extension? If so, how do I do this?

On March 20, the April 15 federal filing deadline was postponed to July 15 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and most states have followed suit. 

This page is specific to personal (individual) tax extensions. For an overall look at how each state is handling income tax, including businesses, pass-through entities, and 2020 estimated payments, see State Income Tax Relief for COVID-19.

States are all over the board when it comes to extensions: some require them, others don't, and still others don't even offer an extension form.

If you're using TurboTax, it's easiest to file your extension with your state program. Just start or edit your state return and step through the screens. Look for Need more time to file? or an extension checkbox, usually located near the end of the state interview. If you can't find it, go back to the beginning and step through the screens again.

We also have alternative instructions below for those who prefer to file their state extensions manually.

Alabama (AL) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15, plus you get an automatic filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with your mailed Form 40V or by paying online.

Alaska (AK) doesn't collect personal income tax.

Arizona (AZ) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. If you filed an approved federal extension or made an extension payment at AZTaxes.gov, you get a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 (otherwise, you'll need to print and mail Form 204 by July 15). If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties, either by including a check with your mailed Form 204 or by paying online at AZTaxes.gov.

Arkansas (AR) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. Filing an extension moves the filing (not payment) deadline to October 15. To file an Arkansas extension, print and mail Form AR1055-IT by July 15. If you owe, include payment with your extension.

California (CA) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. You also get an automatic filing extension to October 15, but if you owe, you must submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest. They offer 3 payment options:

  1. Pay by bank account (Web Pay)
  2. Pay by credit card
  3. Print and mail Form FTB 3519 (3519-PIT) along with your check payment

Colorado (CO) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15, plus you get an automatic filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with your mailed Form DR 0158-I or by paying online at their Revenue Online site.

Connecticut (CT) automatically gives you an extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension and don't owe CT taxes. Otherwise, either print and mail Form CT-1040 EXT or file your extension online at their TSC online service by July 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties by including a check with your Form CT-1040 EXT or by paying online through their TSC online service.

Delaware (DE) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. Filing an extension moves the filing (not payment) deadline to October 15. To file an extension, you can either print and mail Form 1027 or file Form 1027I online. If you owe, submit payment with your extension by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with Form 1027 or by paying online when you file Form 1027I.

District of Columbia (DC) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. If you need an extension, print and mail Form FR-127 on or before July 15 to the address below, and include a check for any taxes you owe to avoid any penalties.

Office of Tax and Revenue

PO Box 96018

Washington, DC 20090-6018

Florida (FL) doesn't collect personal income tax.

Georgia (GA) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension. Otherwise, print and mail Form IT-303 by July 15 and if you owe, include payment and Form IT-560 with your extension to avoid penalties and interest.

Hawaii (HI) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 20. Hawaii automatically grants a filing extension to October 20 if you don't owe them taxes. If you owe, print and mail Form N-200V or e-file your extension at Hawaii Tax Online by July 20 and include payment with your extension to avoid late payment penalties.

Idaho (ID) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to June 15 and you get an automatic filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by June 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with your mailed Form 51 or by paying online at their E-Pay site.

Illinois (IL) has extended both their tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with your mailed Form IL-501-I or by paying online at MyTax Illinois.

Indiana (IN) has extended both their tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15. If you don't owe, you automatically get another extension to November 14, provided you filed an approved federal extension by July 15. Otherwise, print and mail Extension Form IT-9 by July 15, and if you owe, include a check or pay online at their DORpay site by that date to avoid penalties.

Iowa (IA) has extended both their tax filing and payment deadlines to July 31 and you automatically get a filing extension to October 31 if you don't owe. If you owe, submit payment by July 31 to avoid penalties, either by including a check with a mailed IA 1040V Payment Voucher or by paying online at their eFile and Pay System.

Kansas (KS) has extended both their tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension or don't owe KS taxes. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest by printing and mailing Form K-40V along with your check payment.

Kentucky (KY) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and you get another filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension. Otherwise, print and mail Form 740EXT by July 15 to file your Kentucky extension.

If you owe, include a check with Form 740EXT and mail it by July 15 to avoid the late-payment penalty. However, interest starts accruing on taxes paid after April 15, so if you want to avoid interest charges, it needs to be mailed by April 15.

Louisiana (LA) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. Filing an extension moves the filing (not payment) deadline to November 15. Extensions must be e-filed at the Online Individual Income Tax Extension Filing site or by calling their automated number (225) 922-3270 or (888) 829-3071. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest by either including a check with your mailed Form R2868V or by paying online at their Individual Income Online Tax Filing site.

Maine (ME) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with Form 1040EXT-ME or by paying online at their EZ Pay site.

Maryland (MD) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15, plus you automatically get an extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension and don't owe MD taxes. If you don't owe MD taxes and didn't file a federal extension, request a Maryland extension at their Individual Taxpayer Online Service Center or by calling (410) 260-7829 or (800) 260-3664. Otherwise, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with your mailed Form PV or by submitting payment with your e-filed extension at their Individual Online Service Center.

Massachusetts (MA) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15, plus you automatically get an extension to October 15 if you don't owe. Otherwise, file your extension and submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties. There are 3 ways to do this: e-file and pay through this dedicated TurboTax link, enclose a check with Form M-4868, or pay online at MassTaxConnect.

Michigan (MI) has extended both their tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15 automatically grants an extension to October 15 if you don't owe. If you do, file your extension and submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest. Mail Form 4 or a copy of IRS Form 4868, along with check payment, to:

Michigan Department of Treasury

PO Box 30774

Lansing, MI 48909-8274

Make the check payable to State of Michigan. Include your Social Security number and the words Michigan Extension on the front of your check.

Minnesota (MN) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest. You can either print a payment voucher and include it with your check or pay online through their e-Services Payment System.

Mississippi (MS) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension or don't owe MS taxes. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by mailing a check along with Form 80-106 or by paying online at their Taxpayer Access Point (TAP).

Missouri (MO) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants an extension to October 15 if you're getting a refund or if you filed a federal extension and don't owe MO taxes. Otherwise, mail your payment along with Form MO-60 by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest.

Montana (MT) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by mailing a check along with Form-IT or paying online through their TransAction Portal (TAP).

Nebraska (NE) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension. Otherwise, print and mail Form 4868N by July 15 and submit payment for owed taxes by this date to avoid penalties, either by including a check with Form 4868N or by paying online through their e-pay system.

Nevada (NV) doesn't collect personal income tax.

New Hampshire (NH) will grant a filing and payment extension to November 15 if you pay at least your 2018 (last year's) tax liability by April 15. Otherwise, if last year's total tax liability was $10,000 or less you have until June 15 to file and pay; if it exceeded that amount, you have until April 15.

If you owe, submit payment by April 15 or June 15 (whichever applies to your tax situation) to avoid penalties and interest. You can either include a check with Form DP-59-A or pay online through their eFile New Hampshire site.

New Jersey (NJ) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension and have paid or withheld at least 80% of your total New Jersey tax liability. Otherwise, print and mail Form NJ-630 by July 15 to extend.

If you owe more than 20% of your total tax liability, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties, either by including a check with Form NJ-630 or by paying online when you e-file your extension and at their Individual Income Tax Payment and Filing site.

New Mexico (NM) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension. Otherwise, print and mail Form RPD-41096 by July 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest. You can either mail a check with Form 2019 PIT-EXT or pay online at their Taxpayer Access Point.

New York (NY) – You can e-file an extension by going to this dedicated TurboTax link. You can also print an extension with TurboTax that you'll mail in. Start your NY return, if you haven't already done so, and look for the extension question. If you don't see it, step through your NY return again from the beginning.

The extension must be filed by July 15 and gives you until October 15 to file. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by paying with your extension or by going to their Online Services site.

North Carolina (NC) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15; filing an extension gives you until October 15 to file your return, but doesn't give you until then to pay. To file an extension, either fill out Form D-410 and mail it in, or submit an online extension through their eServices site.

If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties, either by including a check and Form D-400V with your mailed Form D-410 or by providing payment with your online extension. Please note that interest will start accruing on payments submitted after April 15.

North Dakota (ND) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension. Otherwise, request Form 101 from the State Tax Commissioner by calling (701) 328-1243. The form must be postmarked by July 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest. You can mail a check along with Form ND-1EXT, pay online at their Taxpayer Access Point site, or call (888) 638-2937 to pay by phone.

Ohio (OH) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest by mailing a check with Form IT 40P or by paying online at their Electronic Services site.

Oklahoma (OK) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension and have paid or withheld at least 90% of your total Oklahoma tax liability. Otherwise, mail Form 504 by July 15. If you owe 10% or more of your total tax liability, also include a check to avoid penalties.

Oregon (OR) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension. Otherwise, print and mail Form 40-EXT by July 15 and if you owe, including a check with Form 40-EXT to avoid penalties and interest.

Pennsylvania (PA) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension. Otherwise, print and mail Form REV-276 by July 15 and if you owe, include a check to avoid penalties and interest.

Rhode Island (RI) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants an extension to October 15 if you don't owe. If you do, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by mailing a check with Form RI-4868 or by credit/debit card  (instructions are included on the form).

South Carolina (SC) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed an approved federal extension and don't owe. Otherwise, mail Form SC4868 by July 15 and if you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest. You can either include a check with Form SC4868 or submit an extension payment at their MyDORWAY site (if paying online, you don't need to send Form SC4868).

South Dakota (SD) doesn't collect personal income tax.

Tennessee (TN) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. To extend the filing (not payment) deadline of your Hall tax return to October 15, mail Form INC 251 by July 15 and include a check to avoid penalties and interest.

Texas (TX) doesn't collect personal income tax.

Utah (UT) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with Form TC-546 or by paying online through their Taxpayer Access Point site.

Vermont (VT) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15. If you need additional time to file, mail Form IN-151 (or a copy of your federal 4868) or file an extension at their myVTax website by July 15. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with Form IN-151 or by paying when you submit your extension at the myVTax website.

Virginia (VA) – The filing deadline for Virginia personal returns or extensions remains May 1.  However, Virginia automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to November 1 if you already paid or withheld at least 90% of your total Virginia tax liability.

Taxes you owe can be deferred, penalty-free until June 1. If you owe more than 10% of your total tax liability, mail Form 760IP or submit your extension by May 1 and be sure to submit payment by June 1 to avoid penalties. But please be aware that 1) interest will accrue on payments received after May 1, and 2) the penalty and interest waiver will not apply to payments received after June 1 (that is, it will be treated as though it wasn't received by the original date of May 1). Read this bulletin for more info.

Washington (WA) doesn't collect personal income tax.

West Virginia (WV) automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension and don't owe. Otherwise, mail Form WV/4868 by July 15 and include a check to avoid penalties and interest.

Wisconsin (WI) has postponed the filing and payment deadline to July 15 and automatically grants a filing (not payment) extension to October 15 if you filed a federal extension. If you didn't, print IRS Form 4868 and only fill out the name, address, and signature fields. Then, when you file your Wisconsin return, attach the 4868 to your return. If you owe, submit payment by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest, either by including a check with your mailed Form 1-ES or by paying online at their DOR Electronic Filing page.

Wyoming (WY) doesn't collect personal income tax.

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