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 Name||Regular Due Date||2016 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.|
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