February’s winter storm Uri gave Texans an extra month to file tax returns on top of the extension added because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that deadline is approaching fast.
The disaster declaration lead the IRS to give state residents until June 15 to file their taxes, the same deadline for IRA contributions for 2020.
“Texans: The June 15th deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching! Don’t wait,” U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, said.
The February winter storm and electricity disaster led the IRS to extend the tax deadline for all 254 counties in Texas for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area.
The IRS said the Tuesday, June 15 deadline applies to first quarter estimated tax payments due April 15, quarterly payroll and for excise tax returns normally due on April 30. Tax-exempt organizations that operate on a calendar year basis with a 2020 return due May 17 also have until June 15 to file.
“Affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area should call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief,” the IRS said.
Any affected taxpayer whom the IRS sends a late payment penalty or late filing notice with either the April 15 or May 17 pandemic extended deadline should call the phone number on the notice to get the IRS to abate the penalty.
The IRS granted Texans a two-month reprieve from the usual April 15 deadline because of Winter Storm Uri in February.
The May 17 deadline was already in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 was the second straight year Americans were given more time to file their taxes.
IRA contributions for 2020 are also due on June 15.