If you are like me, you've heard a hundred stories about when you taxes are actually due.  First, I heard June 15th, but they weren't exactly sure if that was for State Taxes or Federal.

Then, we heard that because of the Winter Storm that ravaged Oklahoma and North Texas that tax deadline was going to be extended.  I'm not really sure I see the need in that one, especially if you are getting a refund.  You know you had that filled out in February.


I had to wait for one form before I could file mine, and because I don't have an IRS pin number, I have to file a paper return.  That is a real bummer too, because it takes a long, long time for it to even get into the system.  I mailed both my State Return and my Federal on March 11, and  within two weeks had already received my State refund!  But the other side of that coin is that my Federal is not even in the system, over one month later.  Last year it took almost 9 months to get my refund!

If you have to pay, you are more likely to want to know just how long you can wait to file.

Well, here it is: May 17.  More that one month past the traditional filing deadline.

Federal income tax returns in the Form 1040 series and making Federal income tax payments in connection with one of these forms having an original due date of April 15, 2021, is automatically postponed to May 17, 2021.

You can read the full tax notice here

So what about State returns?  Are they to be delayed as well? As a matter of fact they are, but put that June deadline out of your head.  It's exactly the same day. May 17,2021.

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