When are the State Filing Deadlines for Tax Year 2020?

This article was last edited on July 23, 2021.

The IRS announced that the federal tax deadline for 2020 taxes will be moved to May 17th, 2021. However, each state gets to set its own individual filing deadline every year. It does not have to match the federal filing due date 

For example, the state of Texas has adjusted their 2020 deadline for filing returns to June 15th due to the winter storms and power outages they experienced at the beginning of tax season.  

This year many states have decided to move their filing deadline to May 17th to match the federal deadline, but some are still observing the typical April 15 deadline. To save you time and effort, we’ve gathered all the updated state filing deadlines below.  

State returns still due on April 15 

  • Delaware 
  • Hawaii 
  • Mississippi 
  • New Hampshire 

State returns due on May 17th 

  • Alabama  
  • Arizona 
  • Arkansas  
  • California  
  • Colorado  
  • Connecticut  
  • DC  
  • Georgia  
  • Idaho 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana  
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky  
  • Maine  
  • Massachusetts  
  • Michigan  
  • Minnesota  
  • Missouri 
  • Montana 
  • Nebraska  
  • New Jersey 
  • New Mexico 
  • New York  
  • North Carolina  
  • North Dakota  
  • Ohio  
  • Oregon  
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee  
  • Utah  
  • Vermont 
  • Virginia  
  • West Virginia 
  • Wisconsin 

State returns due later than May 17th 

State Filing deadline 
Iowa June 1, 2021
LouisianaJune 15, 2021
Texas June 15, 2021 
Maryland July 15, 2021 
Oklahoma June 15, 2021 

Can I file my client’s state return with TaxSlayer Pro? 

Yes, you can prepare and e-file all state returns with TaxSlayer Pro software.  

Are the state’s changing their unemployment guidelines to match the new federal exclusion? 

Each state is deciding how to handle the new unemployment guideline individually. Some states are following federal guidelines while other have not made a decision yet. We’re updating this article as the states announce their decision. 

For more information about state tax filing, visit our support hub. 

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