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State, federal tax filing deadlines extended

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Brad Little has extended the 2019 Idaho income tax filing and payment deadlines from April 15 to June 15. The extension applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, businesses and entities, regardless of the amount owed. Penalty and interest won’t apply if taxpayers file their return and pay the income tax they owe by June 15.

Governor Little also has extended the deadline to apply for property tax relief programs from April 15 to June 15. The programs include:

Property Tax Reduction (circuit breaker)
Property Tax Deferral
100 percent Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Benefit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15 to July 15.

Taxpayers also can defer federal income tax payments due on April 15 to July 15 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers, as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the free file link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days.