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Filing & Payment Deadlines

IRS Extends 2021 Income Tax Filing Deadline to May 17, 2021

Annual Tax Filing:

Individuals and Families - Annual personal income tax filings for 2020 (Form 1040) are due on May 17, 2021. The majority of people file a 1040. All extended returns are due October 15, 2021.

C corporations (Form 1120) must file or extend by May 17, 2021.  Extended C-Corporation returns are due October 15, 2021.

S corporations (Form 1120S) and partnerships (Form 1065) must file or extend by March 15, 2021. Extended returns are due September 15, 2021. 

Tax Deadlines For 2020 Estimated Payments:

Payments for estimated taxes for individuals are due on four different quarterly dates throughout the year:

1Q — April 15, 2021
2Q — July 15,2021
3Q — September 15, 2021
4Q — January 15, 2022

Tennessee Taxes:

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has extended the due date for filing and paying the 2020 Hall income tax from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Taxpayers will have until May 17, 2021, to file returns and make any payments originally due on April 15, 2020.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has extended the due date for filing and paying 2020 Franchise and Excise tax from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Taxpayers will have until May 17, 2021, to file returns and make any payments (including quarterly estimated payments) originally due on April 15, 2021. Interest and late filing penalties will not be applied to returns filed and payments made on or before this extended due date. The October 15, 2021, six-month extension date for the calendar year 2020 return remains unchanged. 

All extended Tennessee returns are due October 15, 2021.

Deadline for 2020 IRA Contributions:

Contributions can be made to your IRA, for a particular year, at any time during the year or by the due date for filing your return for that year. Because the due date for filing Federal income tax returns has been postponed to May 17, the deadline for making contributions to your IRA for 2020 is also extended to May 17, 2021.