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Indiana Extends the Individual Filing and Payment Deadline


March 24, 2021

Tax Season ExtensionLast week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the individual filing and payment deadline to May 17, 2021. The question you have been waiting for has been answered! Yes, DOR is also extending the individual income tax filing and payment deadlines to align with the IRS.

To make tax filing simple and easy we knew aligning with the IRS deadline was the best thing do to. However, with the extended deadline, we still encourage you to file as soon as possible and choose electronic filing for the fastest service.

What does this mean for you?

Individual tax returns and payments, originally due by April 15, 2021, are now due on or before May 17, 2021. Returns included are:

  • IT-40
  • IT-40PNR
  • IT-40RNR
  • SC-40
  • IT-9

All other tax return filing and payment due dates, including the deadline for first quarter estimated tax payments, remain unchanged.

Additional information
If you are unable to file by the new May 17, 2021, deadline you can file an extension directly with DOR or with the IRS. If the IRS extension is granted, the Indiana extension is automatically granted. A timely filed extension moves the federal tax filing deadline to October 15, 2021, and the Indiana filing deadline to November 15, 2021.

Reminder: the extension only shifts the filing deadline and not the payment deadline. Ninety percent of the taxes owed are still required to be paid by May 17, 2021, to avoid penalties.

Other helpful information including the latest forms, FAQs and tax tips for people who collected unemployment in 2020 is available on DOR’s website.

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