New York Extends Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020 Due to COVID-19

Date March 30, 2020
Authors Kevin McGinn

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a State Disaster Emergency for all of New York State due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak. The Governor has subsequently issued Executive Order No. 202.12 authorizing the Commissioner to provide relief from certain tax filing and payment deadlines. Accordingly, the Commissioner has extended the April 15, 2020, due date to July 15, 2020, for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns originally due on April 15, 2020.

The extension applies to returns for individuals, fiduciaries (estate and trusts), and corporations taxable under Tax Law Articles 9, 9-A and 33. In addition, the Commissioner is allowing taxpayers to defer all related tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the Tax Department to request or apply for this relief. The returns due on April 15, 2020, will automatically be granted the filing and payment deadline extension and relief from penalties and interest.

Please see the attached link to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance release N-20-2:

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