Filing Taxes

Does My State Have a Filing Extension?

The federal government has extended, until July 15, 2020, the tax filing and payments deadline for all taxpayers who had an April 15, 2020 deadline. Many states have come forward and announced extension plans of their own, with some states mirroring the extension provided by the federal government and other states implementing their own extension of time to file and pay. Each state, and locality, has adopted its own provisions and as this is a developing story, we are expecting more states and localities to release guidance. Below are several states that impact HBK clients and the information that those states have released so far.

This information was last updated on March 25, 2020.

State Extension Date Information
California July 15, 2020
California has pushed its tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, waive interest and late filing and late payment penalties. FTB is extending the relief to all California taxpayers. Taxpayers do not need to claim any special treatment or call FTB to qualify for this relief.
The Franchise Tax Board is postponing until July 15 the filing and payment deadlines for all individuals and business entities for:
  • 2019 tax returns
  • 2019 tax return payments
  • 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimate payments 2nd quarter estimate payments
  • 2020 LLC taxes and fees
  • 2020 Non-wage withholding payments
Florida No Official Extension Yet Florida’s Department of Revenue will offer flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due, including corporate income taxes and sales taxes, to help businesses adversely affected by the new coronavirus response efforts, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. Some corporate income tax payments can be deferred until the end of the fiscal year, the Governor said 3/16/20 at a news conference.
New Jersey No Official Extension Yet No official news out of the state, Bills are being drafted currently in response to this matter that appear to be mirroring federal extension provisions.
New York No Official Extension Yet  
  New York City New York City has issued a waiver of penalties on business and excise tax due between due between March 16, 2020, and April 25, 2020. Taxpayers may request to have the penalties waived on a late-filed extension or return, or in a separate request. There is no waiver of interest.
Ohio No Official Extension Yet The Governor stated in a press conference on 3/23 that the legislature is at work to handle all tax extension matters and that the intent appears to be mirroring the federal extension.
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Extends Personal Income Tax Return Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020
Partnerships, Estates and Trusts still maintain an April 15 deadline currently.
S-Corps in Pennsylvania are due April 15.
Corporations are due 30 days after the federal return, the Federal return is currently due July 15, so in PA Corporate returns are due August 15.
The Department of Revenue will also waive penalties and interest on 2019 personal income tax payments through the new deadline of July 15, 2020. This extension applies to both final 2019 tax returns and payments, and estimated payments for the first and second quarters of 2020. The deadline for taxpayers who make quarterly estimated personal income tax payments is also extended to July 15, 2020. That means estimated payments for the first and second quarters of 2020 will be due by July 15, 2020.
Many localities have also extended, please contact your HBK advisor to see if any of the local extensions apply to you.
  Philadelphia Philadelphia the BIRT and NPT have been extended to July 15, 2020 and real estate taxes are extended to April 30, 2020.

For more information on states that are not included in this chart please consult the state extension information put out by the American Society of CPA’s which can be found here https://www.aicpa.org/content/dam/aicpa/advocacy/tax/downloadabledocuments/coronavirus-state-filing-relief.pdf

About the Author(s)
Cassandra Baubie is an Associate at HBK CPAs & Consultants and is a member of its Tax Advisory Group (TAG). Cassandra joined HBK in 2017. She works in the firm’s Youngstown, Ohio office. She has experience in tax law research and writing. Prior to joining HBK, she worked for Jurist.org, a global legal news organization, and was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Tax Law Review Journal. Cassandra also worked for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Low-Income Tax Clinic where she performed IRS litigation and Tax Court work and provided compliance work for low income individuals and businesses. Cassandra focuses on issues pertaining to State and Local Taxation (SALT), as well as flow through entity taxation. She has been involved in numerous sales and use tax, franchise tax, and corporate income tax audits, VDA’s, and refund requests. She focuses on complex sales and use tax compliance planning, nexus studies and on-site review and training for all SALT related issues, and has managed various engagements as the in-charge team member and has significant experience in multi-state tax issues.
Hill, Barth & King LLC has prepared this material for informational purposes only. Any tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or under any state or local tax law or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the matter.

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