I.R.S. Delays Tax Filing, Payment Deadlines

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Less than one month ahead of the traditional date, the I.R.S. has delayed the deadline for filing and paying taxes. The new deadline is May 17, 2021.¹  ²  ³

The delay follows continued disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and a late start to the tax-filing season, which the I.R.S. delayed to start on February 12. It also follows the agency’s decision to postpone the deadline to June 15 for the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, still recovering from disastrous winter storm activity. Other states may now extend their local filing and payment deadlines.¹ ³

This relief does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15, 2021. These payments are still due on April 15.³

While this extension isn’t unexpected, it may be welcome to many still coping with what is becoming one of the most complicated tax seasons in decades.

It’s important to point out that our blog is for informational purposes only, so make sure to consult your tax, legal, and accounting professionals before modifying your tax-filing strategy.

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Citations.
1. CNBC.com, March 17, 2021
2. Bloomberg.com, March 17, 2021
2. IRS.gov, March 17 ,2021

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