In 2020, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the tax deadline due to the impact of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pandemic still continuing, many people are wondering whether they will be able to delay their tax filings in 2021, as well.
The IRS has not extended the tax deadline for the general public, and it remains on April 15, 2021. Democrats in the House of Representatives are continuing to request that the IRS extends the deadline again, but there is no guarantee that will happen. It is best to abide by the usual deadline this year instead of expecting a last-minute extension.
Some people across the United States will receive an automatic extension due to natural disasters in their areas. For example, taxpayers impacted by the 2021winter storms in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma will have until June 15, 2021, to file their taxes and make tax payments. You should check to see if there are any tax relief programs that impact you in your area.
If you cannot file your taxes by April 15, you have the option to file an extension until October. However, you must still make your estimated tax payments by April 15. If you fail to do so, you can face late penalties.
The best course of action is to schedule a meeting with an experienced San Francisco tax attorney who can evaluate your situation and handle your tax matters for you. If you already owe back taxes or failed to file a tax return, we can help.
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