Kansas tax extensions

ALERT: Kansas issues Executive Order to extend tax filings and payments

March 24, 2020

Executive Order extends tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15, but does not defer estimated tax payments.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly yesterday issued Executive Order No. 20-13 to bring Kansas’ tax filing procedures in line with federal IRS measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The order extends tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15, 2020, and waives any interest and penalties for returns filed and payments made on or before July 15, 2020. Of note, the order does not defer estimated tax payments. Read on for additional details.

The Executive Order covers the following items:

2019 calendar year tax returns – Individual income tax, fiduciary income tax, corporate income tax and privilege tax
  • Filing deadline: Extended to July 15 for filing the 2019 calendar year tax returns.
  • Payment due date: Extended to July 15, and no penalty or interest will be imposed if paid on or before July 15.
2019 fiscal year tax returns – Fiduciary income tax, corporate income tax and privilege tax
  • Filing deadline: Extended to July 15 for filing the 2019 fiscal year tax returns with due dates between April 15 and July 15.
  • Payment due date: Extended to July 15, and no penalty or interest will be imposed if paid on or before July 15.
Homestead and property tax relief refund claims
  • Filing deadline: Extended to October 15.

The Executive Order does not defer estimated tax payments.

Kansas estimated tax payments for first quarter of 2020 due on April 15 are not deferred and need to be paid by April 15 to avoid penalties.

Taxpayers should consider applying overpayments from their 2019 tax returns to 2020 in order to reduce or eliminate the need to pay an estimated tax payment on April 15.

Depending on your situation, there may be opportunities to minimize or eliminate the need to make an April 15 estimated tax payment. We recommend you discuss this with your tax advisor.

Questions?

For additional information and applicability to your tax situation, we recommend consulting with your AGH tax advisor or Shawn Sullivan using the information below.

Shawn Sullivan

Executive Vice President
Tax Services

Shawn serves as one of two primary leaders in the firm’s large tax group. He has extensive public and private experience in the fields of tax and accounting and works frequently with clients in the manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, real estate development and management, construction, and contractor industries. In addition to enhancing business performance to minimize tax consequences, he has experience in mergers and acquisitions and international tax and business structuring.

A certified public accountant, Shawn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and chairs the KSCPA Committee on Taxation.

NOTE: Any advice contained in this material is not intended or written to be tax advice, and cannot be relied upon as such, nor can it be used for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed by the IRS or states, or promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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