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Tax Extensions by States


State Income Tax Extensions are listed by each state below. Most state tax extensions are due by April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021. Note: now that the Tax Day deadline for 2020 returns has passed, tax extensions can no longer be e-filed on eFile.com or anywhere. If you do not owe taxes, many states grant an automatic 6 month extension period. If you do owe taxes, paying state taxes online or via check serves as a state tax extension for many states. However, some states do require a specific form; see below for state details.

Let's be clear here: If you don't owe taxes, you don't need to file a tax extension! The question is, how do you know if you owe taxes or not without preparing a state tax return? If you "guesstimate" this and you are certain you don't owe state income taxes, there is no need to file an IRS or state tax extension. If you owe taxes, however, you should either prepare a return or pay your state taxes online. As a result, this tax payment would serve as your extension. See Step-by-step instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension.

  • Alternative to preparing a state tax extension, you can prepare and eFile your 2020 IRS and state returns together on eFile.com. The last deadline after a tax extension or otherwise to eFile 2020 Tax Returns is October 15, 2021Tax penalties might apply if you owe taxes and you do not file something (extension or return) by April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021 (state deadlines may vary). Even if you can't pay on time, you should e-File a return or extension on time. Click here to find specific state tax return deadlines.
  • Only on eFile.com can you prepare and e-File ALL - 41 states plus the District of Columbia - state income tax returns for ONE low price for all states. Yes, that is not a per state price, but one low price for as many states as you have to e-file on eFile.com. In comparison H&R Block® vs. TurboTax® charge almost $40*) for just ONE State.  Dare to Compare eFile.com vs. H&R Block® vs. TurboTax® 1).
  • Overall, if you pay all your taxes due by Tax Day - see online payment links below - you will not face a late filing penalty or late payment penalty. Plus, you don't need to eFile an extension if you pay online; again, see the links below.

State Tax Extension Information

If you pay your state income taxes on Tax Day April 15 May 17, 2021, or state income tax due date, you do not have to also file a state tax extension form. You can NOT e-File a state extension form on eFile.com or anywhere else, but you can eFile an IRS tax extension on eFile.com.

If you do not know the amount of state taxes you owe, create a free working tax return copy on eFile.com that will show you the taxes you owe. If you do not have all documents to calculate an accurate tax return, estimate the taxes due as well as you can, and pay that amount via the state link below. If you do not have the funds to pay your taxes now, e-File something (return or extension) even if you can't pay anything! Why? It will eliminate your late filing penalty until the eFile tax return due date in October 2021. You can file after October 2021 by paper, however your late filing penalty will start then, unless you paid all your taxes on or before that.

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Alaska - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension
Florida - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension
Nevada - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension in Nevada
New Hampshire - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension in New Hampshire
South Dakota - Not Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension
Tennessee - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension
Texas - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension
Washington - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension
Wyoming - No Income Taxes
No Income Tax Extension

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