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43 States Extend Income Tax Deadlines Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic gives us plenty to worry about - we don't need to add fear of Tax Day to our list of concerns.

Uncle Sam knows this, so he granted an extension - to July 15 - for you to file and pay your 2019 federal taxes.

But what about your state's taxman? Can you delay paying him, too?

The answer is yes- if you live in one of the following states.

All of these states recently have granted residents extra time to file their state personal income tax returns or pay any associated taxes they owe - or both, in most cases. (Where only one date is listed, it is the deadline for both filing returns and paying taxes.)

  • Alabama: July 15
  • Arizona: July 15
  • Arkansas: July 15
  • California: July 15
  • Colorado: The state has extended its deadline for paying taxes to July 15. The state has an automatic six-month extension for its deadline to file returns, giving taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file.
  • Connecticut: July 15
  • Delaware: July 15
  • Georgia: July 15
  • Hawaii: July 20
  • Idaho: June 15
  • Illinois: July 15
  • Indiana: July 15
  • Iowa: July 31
  • Kansas: July 15
  • Kentucky: July 15
  • Louisiana: July 15
  • Maine: July 15
  • Massachusetts: July 15
  • Maryland: July 15
  • Michigan: July 15
  • Minnesota: July 15
  • Mississippi: May 15
  • Missouri: July 15
  • Montana: July 15
  • Nebraska: July 15
  • New Hampshire: The state is offering extensions to qualifying taxpayers who are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and are unable to pay their income taxes by April 15, according to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. For more information, contact the department's Taxpayer Services Division at (603) 230-5000 (select option 2) between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
  • New Jersey: July 15
  • New Mexico: July 15
  • New York: July 15
  • North Carolina: July 15
  • North Dakota: July 15
  • Ohio: July 15
  • Oklahoma: July 15
  • Oregon: July 15
  • Pennsylvania: July 15
  • Rhode Island: July 15
  • South Carolina: July 15
  • Tennessee: July 15
  • Utah: July 15
  • Vermont: July 15
  • Virginia: The state will waive late penalties if taxes are paid by June 1, but taxpayers will still incur interest if they do not pay by the usual deadline of May 1. For filing returns, the state has an automatic six-month extension.
  • West Viriginia: July 15
  • Wisconsin: July 15
  • Additionally, Washington, D.C., has extended its deadlines for filing and paying taxes to July 15.

    The other seven states do not have any personal income taxes.

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    The best online tax software

    Glad to get an extension? Don't relax too much! July 15 will be here before you know it. So, it's time to crunch those numbers. Fortunately, the process likely won't be as bad as you fear.

    Online tax software is available to make it easy to meet your tax obligations. And such software has one big advantage in the year of the coronavirus: You can file from the safety of your home without having to worry about face-to-face contact with a tax preparer.

    Earlier this year, we listed our picks for The 5 Best Tax Software Programs for 2020.- They include:

    • TurboTax
    • TaxAct
    • H&R Block
    • TaxSlayer
    • Jackson Hewitt

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