Is Your State Income Tax Filing Deadline July 15th?

April 2, 2020
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As the crisis around the novel coronavirus upturns everyday life across the United States, the federal government has responded. In addition to the ongoing stream of economic relief packages like the CARES Act, IRS is delaying the regular April 15th income tax deadline for another three months. 

The filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. That means businesses and individuals can now take until July 15th to both file their returns and pay any outstanding federal income taxes for the 2019 tax year. Taxpayers should note that this only applies to income taxes, and not necessarily to other taxes like payroll, excise, gift, and estate. 

Before you relax, however, you should also look into your state deadlines. Just because your federal deadline has been extended does not mean that states will do the same. Some state governments have quickly followed suit and put delays of varying length in place, but others may still be discussing how to respond.

State-by-State Income Tax Deadlines 

As an individual taxpayer or business owner, you need to watch both the federal government and your state revenue service in order to understand your income tax obligations this year. As of April 2nd, 2020, these are the state income tax deadlines:

  • Alabama – July 15th
  • Alaska – No income tax
  • Arizona – July 15th
  • Arkansas – July 15th
  • California – July 15th
  • Colorado – Tax payments due July 15th, returns due October 15th
  • Connecticut –  July 15th
  • Delaware –  July 15th
  • District of Columbia – July 15th
  • Florida –  No income tax
  • Georgia – July 15th
  • Hawaii – July 20th
  • Idaho – June 15th
  • Illinois – July 15th
  • Indiana – July 15th
  • Iowa – July 31st
  • Kansas – July 15th
  • Kentucky – July 15th
  • Louisiana – July 15th
  • Maine – July 15th
  • Maryland – July 15th
  • Massachusetts – July 15th
  • Michigan – July 15th
  • Minnesota – July 15th
  • Mississippi – May 15th
  • Missouri – July 15th
  • Montana – July 15th
  • Nebraska – July 15th
  • Nevada – No income tax
  • New Hampshire – No income tax
  • New Jersey – July 15th
  • New Mexico – July 15th
  • New York – July 15th
  • North Carolina – July 15th
  • North Dakota – July 15th
  • Ohio – July 15th
  • Oklahoma – July 15th
  • Oregon – July 15th
  • Pennsylvania – July 15th
  • Rhode Island – July 15th
  • South Carolina – July 15th
  • South Dakota – No income tax
  • Tennessee – July 15th
  • Texas – No income tax
  • Utah – July 15th
  • Vermont – July 15th
  • Virginia – June 1st, but interest starts accruing May 1st
  • Washington – No income tax, extensions available for other taxes
  • West Virginia – July 15th
  • Wisconsin – July 15th
  • Wyoming – No income tax

Adjusting to the New Normal

Each state is responding differently to the pandemic with different ways of helping businesses and individuals cope. If you’re not sure what the new deadlines mean for you on a state or federal level, it’s vitally important to speak to a tax expert. 

With your deadlines extended this year, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate the way you do accounting and file your taxes.

Our team has also created an overview of the CARES Act that passed last week, an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and a news blog that is periodically updated with the newest information on tax legislation around COVID-19.

This post is to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, business, or tax advice. Each person should consult his or her own attorney, business advisor, or tax advisor with respect to matters referenced in this post. 1-800Accountant assumes no liability for actions taken in reliance upon the information contained herein.