New York State has extended the due date for personal income tax returns and related payments originally due on April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.
This follows the federal tax deadline which was also extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. These extensions are due to the continued impact of COVID-19.
What this Means for New York State Individual Tax Filers
- 2020 personal income tax returns originally due on April 15, 2021, and related tax payments, will not be subject to any failure to file, failure to pay, late payment, or underpayment penalties, or interest if filed and paid by May 17, 2021.
- Interest, penalties, and additions to tax with respect to such extended tax filings and payments will begin to accrue on May 18, 2021.
- Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the Tax Department to request or apply for relief.
- Taxpayers unable to file by May 17, 2021, can request an automatic extension to file your return which will be due on October 15, 2021, if the extension request is filed by May 17, 2021, and any 2020 tax liability is properly estimated and paid with the extension request.
- Direct debit payments schedules cannot be changed. To do so, you must cancel your current payment and schedule a new one.
What is Not Covered by this Extension
- The deadlines for the payment or deposit of any other type of state tax, or for the filing of any state information return, remain unchanged.
- This relief does not apply to estimated tax payments for the 2021 tax year that are due on April 15, 2021. These payments are still due on April 15, 2021.
- Remittance of income tax withheld by employers required to be made using Form NYS-1, Return of Tax Withheld, must be made on time.
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