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Tax Deadlines 2021 Tax Year 2020

This page is currently being updated for the new 2021 tax season: The Tax Deadline to e-File 2019 Taxes is October 15, 2020. After that date, you can no longer eFile IRS or State Income back taxes prior to Tax Year 2020. How to prepare back taxes and mail-in instructions are below. Prepare and eFile your 2020 Tax Return by April 15, 2021.

Tax Deadlines
2021

For a comprehensive Tax Year 2020 Due in 2021 deadline listing visit the Tax Day Deadline Page. Throughout a Tax Year or Tax Season click below and follow this guideline to plan and prepare your next Tax Return.

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Tax Deadlines by Return Type and Tax Year

Tax Year
Return Type
Due Date
2019
July 15, 2020 - eFileIT now - plus state return(s). As of March 17, 2020 only the deadline to pay IRS taxes owed for 2019 Tax Returns has been extended or postponed to July 15, 2020. Details are here.  If you missed the July 15, 2020 deadline, you still have until October 15, 2020 to efile your 2019 returns. Details. 
2020
IRS Tax Refund Date - DATEucator
July 15 and Oct. 15, 2020 - Estimate your Tax Refund Date
2019
July 15, 2020 - eFileIT - You can no longer efile a 2019 extension. Details.
2019
Now. IRS does not enable e-File. If you used eFile.com for your tax return, you can complete an amendment on eFile.com. Otherwise, complete, sign, download and mail in Form 1040-X. Details.
2019
Most on July 15, 2020 - eFileIT now with your Federal Return. If you missed the July 15, 2020 deadline, you still have until October 15, 2020 to efile your 2019 state return with your Federal Return. State Deadlines vary by State. Optional: Prepare a state only return on efile.com - download, sign, and mail in your state forms. Details.
2019
Varies by State. Some states grant automatic extension with federal extension, others have no extension deadline, but require tax payments if you owe. You can no longer efile a 2019 state extension. Details.
2019
Mail in Forms only. Cannot be e-Filed with most states. Varies by State. Details.
Back Taxes
You can no longer e-file back taxes. Complete, sign, download, print and mail in Forms only. Details.
Back Taxes
No longer available
Back Taxes
As soon as possible if you owe taxes. Mail in Forms only. If you expect a Tax Refund, you must file by Dec. 31, 2020, otherwise your refund will expire. If you owe Taxes, there is no deadline, but penalties. Estimate Penalties.
Back Taxes
Can no longer be e-Filed. Mail in Forms only. Varies by State; visit your State page.
Previous Tax Years
As soon as possible if you owe taxes. Mail in Forms only; eFilee deadline expired. If you expect a Tax Refund, you have three years after the subject Tax Year to claim it; after that it expires. If you owe taxes, complete and mail in the income tax return forms as soon as possible to avoid further late filing and/or payment penalties. Estimate Penalties.
Previous Tax Years
File as soon as possible. Complete, sign, download and mail in the Forms only. eFile option has expired for back taxes. Visit your State page for details.

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