Individual tax deadlines extended

ALERT: Individual tax return filing deadlines delayed

March 18, 2021

Due to COVID and stimulus bills, the IRS has extended the individual tax return deadlines. The Kansas Department of Revenue has followed suit.

The IRS and Treasury Department announced the agencies are moving the due date for federal individual income tax returns due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. Further guidance is expected in the coming days on the extended filing season for individuals. In a corresponding move, the Kansas Department of Revenue also extended its 2020 individual income tax filing date to May 17, 2021.

“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.

Additionally, individual taxpayers can delay payment of any balance due on their federal or Kansas 2020 tax returns until the May 17 deadline. Estimated quarterly payments are still due on April 15.

What is not affected

The due date change does not affect the filing of other returns and payments originally due April 15 such as:

  • C corporation tax returns
  • Trust tax returns
  • Gift tax returns
  • Estimated tax payments
  • State returns for states not adopting the May 17 federal due date

For filings outside of Kansas, taxpayers should check with the state taxing authority to determine if tax deadlines have changed.


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

Shawn Sullivan

Executive Vice President
Tax Services

Shawn leads the firm’s tax group and serves on AGH’s board of directors. In addition to enhancing business performance to minimize tax consequences, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, international tax and business structuring. Shawn has public and private experience in the fields of tax and accounting and works frequently with clients in the manufacturing, automotive, wholesale distribution, real estate development and construction industries.

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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