2020 Tax Day, Deadlines for 2019 Tax Returns

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the extended or postponed tax deadline for 2019 IRS Tax Returns is now July 15, 2020. If you owe Federal Taxes as a result of your 2019 Tax Return, you have until July 15, 2020 to pay your Taxes penalty free. Find state related tax deadline and payment information.

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2020 Tax Deadline Tips by Tess

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Current Deadline Page | File Back-Taxes | DATEucator | State Deadlines | Ways to Pay for Taxes
Due to the tax deadline change, the date April 15 in this audio is to be replaced with July 15, 2020.

A list of tax season 2020 e-filing Tax Day deadlines are listed below. The dates are for Tax Year 2019 (January 1-December 31, 2019) Income Tax Returns. Previous Tax Year forms, deadlines and calculators. Tax deadlines for back taxes. Don't be Penny Wise and Tax Foolish! Do IT Less Taxing at eFile.com.

Please Note This Tax Tip: The penalties for not filing are higher than not paying taxes on time, thus don't miss a filing deadline if you owe taxes, even if you can't pay your taxes on time, since the late filing penalties are generally significantly higher than the not paying taxes on time penalties - most taxpayers are not aware of this fact!. Thus, e-File on time and pay as little or as much as you can afford. Use the PENALTYucator tool to find out what your potential tax penalties might be. If you have to pick: It's Better To File On Time Than To Pay On Time! 

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Income Tax Return Deadlines, Tax Due Dates

Deadlines
Return Type
Description
July 15, 2020
The 2019 IRS Income Tax Return
efileIT Now. As of March 20, 2020 the tax filing and tax payment deadline for 2019 IRS Tax Returns has been postponed to July 15, 2020.
Tax Deadline Changes Due to COVID-19
Most July 15, 2020
2019 State Return(s) plus IRS Income Tax Return. Find exact State Deadlines by State(s).
efileIT Now* - A State Return can only be e-filed in conjunction with a Federal Return due to IRS/State regulations.
July 15, 2020
You cannot just e-file a State Return only anywhere. But you can prepare a State Return only on efile.com and Download, Print, Sign, and Mail the State Forms to the respective state(s). Details
01/15 -  10/15/2020
2019 IRS Tax Refund Estimate Date - DATEucator Tool
Estimate the date you may receive your federal refund from the IRS after you e-filed or filed an accepted federal tax return. Details
July 15, 2020
eFile an IRS Extension for free by July 15, 2020 only. eFileIT now
Most July 15, 2020
State tax extensions vary by state and due to the COVID-19 crisis we are updating these dates as they become available. Some states offer automatic extensions with or without an accepted federal extension, while others require taxpayers to file a separate state extension form. Visit the page for your state on our site for extension information. Details
July 15, 2020
You can prepare your amendment on efile.com, then print, sign, and mail in the forms. The IRS is not accepting eFiled tax amendments from anybody at this point. Details
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Quarter I: Extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 Extended
Form 1040-ES for tax year 2020 estimated tax payments
Estimated 2020 income tax payment form. Complete, sign and download this form here on eFile.com now.
Quarter II: June 15, 2020 - no change
Form 1040-ES for tax year 2020 estimated tax payments
Estimated 2020 income tax payment form. Complete, sign and download this form here on eFile.com now.
Quarter III: Sept. 15, 2020 - no change
Form 1040-ES for tax year 2020 estimated tax payments
Estimated 2020 income tax payment form. Complete, sign and download this form here on eFile.com now.
Quarter IV: Jan. 15, 2021 - no change
Form 1040-ES for tax year 2020 estimated tax payments
Estimated 2020 income tax payment form. Complete, sign and download this form here on eFile.com now.
01/15 - 10/15/2020
2020 IRS Tax Refund Status for 2019 Tax Year Returns - Where is My Refund?
Check the Tax Refund Status of your Federal Tax Return after you have e-filed or filed an accepted tax return. Details
01/15 - 10/15/2020
2019 State Tax Refund Status - Where is My State Refund?
Check the status of your state refund from your state tax agency after you have e-filed or filed an accepted state tax return. Details
Now
Cannot be e-Filed anywhere. Visit the amendment page for your state to download, print, sign, and mail in the forms. Details
Extended from April 15 to October 15, 2020
If you personally and/or jointly own one or more reportable foreign financial accounts, and you are required the filing of an FBAR - FinCEN Report From 114 - for the given tax year: prepare and eFile FBAR form 114
2019 IRS Income Tax Return
If you e-filed an extension or did not file a return by July 15, 2020 or later, you can e-file your Tax Return by Oct. 15, 2020 to avoid late filing penalties. Late Payment Penalties might apply. Details
2019 State Income Tax Return
If you filed or received an automatic state income tax return extension by July 15, 2020, you can e-file your IRS and State Tax Return by Oct. 15, 2020 to avoid late filing penalties. Late Payment Penalties might apply. Visit this page for details on how to ONLY file a state tax return without the IRS Tax Return.
06/15/2020 or Immediately
A list of Select State Tax Forms for respective State(s). You can eFile 2019 Forms or complete, sign, print and mail back taxes forms.
April 15, 2023
If you expect a Tax Refund with your 2019 IRS Income Tax Return, you can either prepare and eFile now, or complete, sign, print and mail the 2019 Tax form to the IRS/State(s) without facing a late filing penalty until April 15, 2023. After April 15, 2023, you can no longer claim your tax refund via a filed 2019 Tax Return.
Immediately
A list of Back Taxes Forms you can complete, sign, download via eFile.com. They can not longer be eFiled!

Previous Income Tax Year Returns

You cannot efile federal or state income tax returns for tax years 2018 and before. However, efile.com provides you easy access to all the respective federal income tax year forms and the associated tax year tax calculators. Please keep in mind that these tax calculators are free and are intended to give you an accurate estimate of your tax refund or tax liability for the given tax year. Prior year state tax return forms are on the respective state tax pages on efile.com.

If You Owe Back Taxes

If you expect to owe taxes for one or multiple previous tax years and you have not filed nor paid the taxes due, you will most likely be subject to late filing and late payment penalties. eFile.com recommends you take the following steps as soon as possible: 

  • Step 1: Download the respective Tax Forms for the Tax Year in Question. 
  • Step 2: Use the Tax Calculator and Tools for the respective Tax Year.
  • Step 3: Complete the Income Tax Forms and Mail Them to the IRS and/or State Tax Agency.
  • Step 4: Even if you can't pay your taxes, follow the steps above and pay as little or as much as you can afford. That way, you will at least stop the late filing penalties, which in general are higher than the late payment penalties.

If You Expect A Tax Refund

If you expect a tax refund for one or more previous tax years and you have not filed an IRS or state income tax return, you will most likely not be subject to late filing and certainly not for late payment penalties. However, you only have three years after the subject tax year to claim your tax refund. After the three years, you tax refund will unfortunately expire and you can no longer claim your hard earned money back from the IRS. For example, after April 15, 2023, you will no longer be able to claim your 2019 IRS tax refund. Most states follow these or similar tax refund expiration rules and dates. 

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