Tax Filing Deadlines and Live Tracking Schedule

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline for Some – But Not All – Taxpayers

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The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service recently announced that they are extending the federal income tax filing due date for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. This extension will provide relief for some but not all taxpayers.


Our tax team has provided answers to the most common questions we are receiving from clients below. In addition, we launched a LIVE TRACKING SCHEDULE for Federal and State 2020 Tax Returns and 2021 Q1 Estimate Payment deadlines, which we will update in real time as more information becomes available.




Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Who Does and Does Not Qualify for the Extension?

The May 17 extension only applies to individual federal income returns and tax payments (including tax on self-employment income) otherwise due April 15, 2021.

This IRS extension does not provide relief to the following:

  • Trust income tax payments and return filings on Form 1041
  • Corporate income tax payments and return filings on various Forms 1120
  • 2021 1st quarter estimated tax payments

Is the Federal Tax Payment Deadline Extended?

Yes. Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement only applies to individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax.

When Are Estimated Quarterly Payments Due?

2021 1st quarter Estimated Quarterly Payments are still due on April 15, 2021.

What About State Taxes?

Please check our LIVE TRACKING SCHEDULE for each state’s tax filing deadlines.


LIVE TRACKER For 2021 Revised Individual Income Tax Deadlines

(1) Likely to change per Des Moines Register