What is My State Tax Deadline? What to Know About Coronavirus and State-Specific Tax Deadlines

Tax News While the federal tax deadline has been extended, not all state deadlines are aligned with the new July 15, 2020 date. Additionally, two states are still accruing interest on tax payments that are not paid by the original deadline. If you’re filing a state tax return for Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, North Carolina or Virginia, here’s what you need to know.

In response to Coronavirus, the Treasury, IRS, federal and state governments have announced changes to the 2019 tax filing deadline.

The federal tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. While a majority of states’ filing deadlines have been extended to conform with the federal tax deadline, not all fall on July 15th.

Note, taxpayers who are getting a refund are encouraged to file their taxes now to get their money.

If you’re filing state tax returns for Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa or Virginia, the deadline to file your state income tax return differs from the new, extended federal tax deadline.

Additionally, there are two states, North Carolina and Virginia, that will still charge interest on tax payments that are not paid by the original deadline despite extending their tax filing and payment deadlines. This means that if you’re filing income taxes in those states and you owe, interest will still accrue on your tax payments if you don’t pay by the original filing deadline.

Here’s what you need to know about these states’ specific tax filing and payment deadlines — if your state isn’t listed below, check here for the latest information on deadlines and guidance for every state.

Hawaii

Hawaii’s due date for filing 2019 State income tax returns has been postponed to July 20, 2020.

For ease, you can prepare your federal and state returns simultaneously, as you would with a standard deadline.

Idaho

Idaho’s due date for filing 2019 State income tax returns has only been postponed to June 15, 2020.

As Idaho’s state tax return deadline is prior to the federal tax return deadline, we recommend that you complete your federal tax return in tandem with your state tax return and complete the federal tax return earlier than the extended federal deadline of July 15, 2020, to avoid any penalties or interest and get your refunds when you need them most.

Iowa

Iowa’s due date for filing 2019 State income tax returns has been postponed to July 31, 2020.

For ease, you can prepare your federal and state returns simultaneously, as you would with a standard deadline.

Mississippi

Mississippi’s due date for filing 2019 State income tax returns has been postponed to July 15, 2020.

For ease, you can prepare your federal and state returns simultaneously, as you would with a standard deadline.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s relief allows 98% of taxpayers to file and pay for tax year 2019 by June 15, 2020 without penalties or interest.

The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration will grant automatic relief to
Business Profits Tax (BPT), Business Enterprise Tax (BET) and Interest & Dividends Tax (I&D)
taxpayers in the form of payment relief and expansion of automatic filing extensions and
penalty safe harbors.

Relief is available for certain BPT, BET and I&D taxpayers who are impacted by the COVID-19
pandemic and unable to pay the amount due on April 15, 2020. Those qualifying taxpayers will
have until June 15 to remit payment without typical penalties and interest.

Taxpayers who qualify for this specific relief are Business Tax taxpayers who owed $50,000 or
less in taxes (total BPT and BET tax liability) for tax year 2018 and I&D taxpayers who owed
$10,000 or less in taxes for tax year 2018.

North Carolina

North Carolina’s due date for filing 2019 State income tax returns has been extended to align with the extended federal deadline of July 15, 2020, however, interest will still accrue on any tax payments received after April 15, 2020, until the date of payment. 

Therefore, taxpayers are encouraged to file and pay their taxes as soon as possible to avoid accruing interest on tax payments.

Virginia

Virginia’s due date for filing 2019 State income tax returns has been postponed to May 1, 2020

While Virginia’s tax payment deadline has been extended, note that any tax payments due between April 1st and June 1st will accrue interest from the original filing deadline until the time of payment. 

Taxpayers are encouraged to file and pay their taxes as soon as possible to avoid accruing interest on their tax payments.

As Virginia’s state tax return deadline is prior to the federal tax return deadline, we also recommend that you complete your federal tax return in tandem with your state tax return and complete the federal tax return earlier than the extended federal deadline of July 15, 2020, to get your refund.

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Continue to check back here for the most up to date tax information and changes in response to Coronavirus.

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