Virginia announced on Friday March 19th that it has decided to extend the filing deadline to match the change to the Federal filing deadline for individuals.
Tracking what we know now:
The Federal filing deadline for 2020 individual income tax returns has been extended to Monday, May 17, 2021.
This is for Individual Filers
The initial statement did not include businesses or fiduciary returns (Forms 500 or 770). While this may change if further guidance is released, as of this writing, the statement only identifies individual filers.
This is an Automatic 4-Week Extension
Individual taxpayers do not need to file any forms for this automatic state tax filing and payment relief. If you need to file beyond the May 17th date, you must follow the normal extension process, and file Form 4868. Filers must still pay any taxes owed on time to avoid additional penalties and interest.
Q1 Estimated Payments are still due May 3rd
This extension does not apply to estimated payments. First quarter 2021 state estimated tax payments are still due on the original May 3rd due date.
Income Tax Filing Deadlines for States in Our Region:
Virginia – May 17th
West Virginia – May 17th
Washington, DC – May 17th
Pennsylvania – May 17th
Maryland – July 15th
All of the information above is current as of March 19th at 5:00pm EST. We expect additional guidance to be issued soon and possible updates for more states and the federal government. We encourage you to reach out to your YHB team member with questions.