When Are Income Taxes Due?

Federal and state income taxes for calendar year 2016 are due April 18, 2017 in most states. In a handful of states, income taxes are not due until later, April 30, 2017, for example. Most state income tax returns will refer to the income, adjustments, and credit amounts on your federal income tax return. For this reason, it's important that you prepare your federal income tax forms in advance of trying to prepare your state income tax forms.

2016 Federal and State Tax Due Dates

In the table below you will find the 2016 income tax due dates by state. We have included the Regular Due Date alongside the 2016 Due Date for each state in the list as a point of future reference. Each calendar year the state income tax due date may differ from the Regular Due Date because of a state recognized holiday, or the due date falls on a weekend, for example. Income tax returns must be postmarked before or on the 2016 filing due date to avoid penalties and late fees.

State NameRegular Due Date2016 Due Date
Source: 2016 personal income tax instruction booklets published by the IRS and each state Department of Revenue. Click any state name and navigate to the instruction booklet for details.
Federal4/154/18/2017
Alabama4/154/18/2017
Alaskanonenone
Arizona4/154/18/2017
Arkansas4/154/18/2017
California4/154/18/2017
Colorado4/154/18/2017
Connecticut4/154/18/2017
Delaware4/304/30/2017
Floridanonenone
Georgia4/154/18/2017
Hawaii4/204/20/2017
Idaho4/154/18/2017
Illinois4/154/18/2017
Indiana4/154/18/2017
Iowa4/304/30/2017
Kansas4/154/18/2017
Kentucky4/154/18/2017
Louisiana5/155/15/2017
Maine4/154/18/2017
Maryland4/154/18/2017
Massachusetts 4/154/18/2017
Michigan4/154/18/2017
Minnesota4/154/18/2017
Mississippi4/154/18/2017
Missouri4/154/18/2017
Montana4/154/18/2017
Nebraska4/154/18/2017
Nevadanonenone
New Hampshirenonenone
New Jersey4/154/18/2017
New Mexico4/154/18/2017
New York4/154/18/2017
North Carolina4/154/18/2017
North Dakota4/154/18/2017
Ohio4/154/18/2017
Oklahoma4/154/18/2017
Oregon4/154/18/2017
Pennsylvania4/154/18/2017
Rhode Island 4/154/18/2017
South Carolina4/154/18/2017
South Dakotanonenone
Tennesseenonenone
Texasnonenone
Utah4/154/18/2017
Vermont4/154/18/2017
Virginia5/15/1/2017
Washingtonnonenone
Washington DC4/154/18/2017
West Virginia4/154/18/2017
Wisconsin4/154/18/2017
Wyomingnonenone

Missed The 2016 Federal And State Tax Due Date?

If you can not complete your federal and state income taxes before the 2016 filing deadline, you are generally expected to mail in an extension of time to file request form and make an estimated payment prior to the filing due date. You can then send in your federal and state income tax return a bit later with interest and possibly penalty charges forthcoming.

If you do not have the money to pay your income taxes due, then you generally must file your federal and state income tax return without a payment. Once the IRS and state department of revenue have processed your income tax return, you can request a payment schedule from them by mail-in form or by phone if necessary. Read the IRS and state income tax instructions booklet published for more details.

Last updated: December 3, 2016