IRS Extends Deadline to File Returns

March 25, 2021
Nichole M. Baer

Good news for procrastinators!  The IRS is extending the filing deadline for 2020 tax returns that would have been due on April 15, 2021.  The new deadline will be May 15, 2021.

May 15th is a Saturday, so taxpayers will have until May 17th to file their 2020 tax returns.

The IRS decided to change the due date after an already complicated tax year was further complicated by the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, which made substantial changes to the tax code.

Pennsylvania has also extended the deadline to file to May 17, 2021.