Revised due dates

Due to Coronavirus, the deadlines for filing many income tax returns has been postponed. This chart lists the new due dates for filing and paying taxes that were previously due in April.

Of course, if you’re due a refund, you’ll want to file as soon as possible. Also, you may file now, but still delay the payment due until the due dates shown below.

Taxing AuthorityOriginal dateNow dueFirst Estimate
Federal4/15/207/15/207/15/20
Iowa4/30/207/31/204/30/20
Missouri4/15/207/15/207/15/20
Nebraska4/15/207/15/207/15/20

It is notable that Iowa hasn’t extended the due date for any estimated tax payments for 2020, and the second estimate payment for federal taxes (and many states) is currently still due on 6/15/20, before the first estimate is due. Also interesting is that actions tied to the April 15 due date are also extended to July 15, such as contributions for 2019 to your IRA and Health Savings Account.

This extension of time to file and pay is automatic–there is no need to file any paperwork for the extension to be granted.

The situation is fluid, so there may be other delays announced at a future date. IRS has posted a helpful Q&A page.

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