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State Income Tax Returns, Extensions

State income tax returns vary from state to state. Some states do not have income taxes at all while some are more automated than others. See this page on states and taxes or navigate below for more information. Prepare your 2020 Federal and State Tax Returns on eFile.com, due April 15, 2021.

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Important: On eFile.com, you can prepare the current tax year online and e-File all state income tax forms and schedules. With the exception of the State of California, the IRS and all states have an agreement that only allows state income tax returns to be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS income tax return for the current tax year. However, eFile.com enables you to just prepare - not eFile - state tax returns for the current tax year. Details below.

  • This is not an eFile.com policy, but a policy established by the IRS and all the state tax agencies. The reason for this policy is data verification and accuracy, since most of the tax data is shared by the Federal and the respective State Tax Agency.
  • As a result, if your IRS return gets rejected by the IRS, your state return(s) will in many cases also be rejected.
Prepare, File 2020 State Return(s)

Filing a State Tax Return or Tax Extension

Below is a state income tax navigation chart that allows you to easily pick the right route to either: 

  • Prepare and eFile your state income tax return(s).
  • Prepare ONLY one or more state income tax returns online and mail them to the state(s).
  • Check on the tax refund status for a given state.
  • Find out how to prepare a state tax extension.
  • Prepare and file a state tax amendment(s).
  • Pay state taxes online - this can serve as a state extension as well.
  • Check, compare state tax brackets.
State Income Tax Returns, Extensions, Amendments, Payments
State Income Tax Deadlines
Click on the state map below for detailed state deadline by state.
Most states have the April 15, 2021 due date for 2020 tax returns, just like the IRS. For some states, the deadline is May 1, 2021. However, since most states can only be eFiled together with an IRS return - this is IRS/State policy, not eFile.com - all your state income tax returns should be prepared and e-Filed by that same April 15 date.
A: Prepare and eFile one or all 2020 State Income Tax Returns: eFileIT Now!
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Most state income tax returns are due by April 15, 2021 - with a few exceptions. However, since the 2020 IRS return is due by that date, consequently all your state income tax returns should be prepared and e-Filed by that same April 15 date. eFileIT Now!  Compare and Save: $38 for ONE State on Turbo or Block versus only $28.95 for ALL states at eFile.com!
B: Prepare online one or many State ONLY 2020 Tax Return(s) then print and mail in your state returns - see addresses under "F" below.
You can use the eFile.com tax app to prepare your 2020 State Tax Returns online, however, with the exception of California, you can NOT eFile them without also eFiling the IRS return - even if you did eFile your 2020 Return already elsewhere. This is an IRS/State policy not an eFile.com policy. Learn how to ONLY prepare one or more state returns on eFile.com!
Should you or do you even need to e-File an IRS and/or State Income Tax Extension? If filing an extension is advantageous for you, find out how the IRS and/or your state(s) handle(s) 2020 tax income extensions.
Click on the state map below and learn about how your state handles tax amendments. They can not be e-Filed with most states, however some states use the regular income tax form and need to indicate that this is an amendment. The state tax forms are listed here on eFile.com under each state on the state amendment page.
E: Pay State Tax Income Taxes
Click on the state map below and learn about how you can pay state taxes - in many cases online. Online state income tax payments can also serve as filing a state tax extension. See more above under "C."
F: State Mailing Addresses
We have links to State Mailing Addresses listed on each state page. Click on the map below for your state(s). Once you are on the state page, look toward the bottom for the state mailing address.
G: When to File a State Resident Return?
Generally, if you reside in this state during a tax year, you will need to file a tax return. If you were a part-year resident of such a state, you will need to file one or more part-year resident return(s) if: 
  • You moved from one state to another state - file a part-year resident tax return for both states- OR
  • You lived in multiple states - file a part-year resident return for each state

When you prepare and e-file with eFile.com, we will help you report this information on your return by reporting your change of address during the tax interview.

When to File a Nonresident State Tax Return

You may need to file a nonresident tax return for each state in which you worked, but did not reside. For example, if you lived in one state and worked in another, you will usually need to file a resident return for the state in which you lived and a nonresident return for the state in which you worked.

Here are other situations where you may need to file a nonresident state return:

  • You earned income in a state that is not your resident state.
  • Your employer incorrectly withheld taxes for a state that is not your resident state.
  • You had taxable gambling winnings in a state that is not your resident state.
  • You owned rental property in a state that is not your resident state.
  • You are in a partnership, or a shareholder in an S-Corporation, that is based in a state that is not your resident state.
  • You received income from an estate or trust that has interest in a state that is not your resident state.

You do not generally have to file a return for the state where your employer is located unless you also work there. What matters is where you earned the income, not where your employer is based. This applies for remote employees; you will file your state return for the state you live in, or where your domicile is located.

If, however, your income forms lists any other state other than your resident, you would file a nonresident return for that state and a resident return for your state. The income gets reported on the nonresident return - where the income was earned - and you will not be taxed twice.

How to File One or More State Returns

Interactive State Map

Click on one or more of the states in the map below to visit a specific state page. Links to these pages are also found in the table below.

2020 State Rates, Deadlines

The information in the table can be found by using the interactive map above and navigating to individual state pages. Find a particular state below for quick information, including income tax rate and a link to state deadlines.

State | Rate
Deadlines
Refund Status
You are not required to file a state income tax return for Alaska.
There is no state refund for Alaska.
You are not required to file a state income tax return for Florida.
There is no state refund for Florida.
You are not required to file a state income tax return for Nevada.
There is no state refund for Nevada.
No income taxes for earned income in New Hampshire. Dividend and interest income is taxed at 5%.
No Income Tax Refunds
You are not required to file a state income tax return for South Dakota.
There is no state refund for South Dakota.
No income taxes for earned income in Tennessee. Dividend and interest income is taxed at 1%.
There is no state refund for Tennessee.
You are not required to file a state income tax return for Texas.
There is no state refund for Texas.
You are not required to file a state income tax return for Washington State.
There is no state refund for Washington State.
You are not required to file a state income tax return for Wyoming.
There is no state refund for Wyoming.

Tax Day Deadlines, Refund Status by Territory

United States Territories follow their own tax guidelines - view these below.

Territory
Deadlines
Refund Status
Bona fide residents of American Samoa for the entire tax year must file a tax return with American Samoa.
Bona fide residents of Guam for the entire tax year must file a tax return with Guam.
Bona fide residents of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands for the entire tax year must file a tax return with the Commonwealth.
Bona fide residents of Puerto Rico for the entire tax year must file a Puerto Rico tax return.
Bona fide residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands for the entire tax year must file a U.S. Virgin Islands tax return.

 

Previous Year Forms, Calculators, Payments, Penalties

*) As of October, 2019. Subject to change.
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