03/17/2021 – Federal & Illinois due dates extended for individuals

This afternoon, the IRS issued a notice extending the filing deadline and payment deadline (regardless of the amount of tax owed) for individual returns to May 17. This extension automatically applies; therefore, no form needs to be filed in order for the change to take effect. The relief does NOT apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15th; those estimates are still due on 4/15. For more information, check out the IRS newsletter.

Update: On 3/18/2021, it was announced that Illinois would also extend the filing and payment deadline for individual tax returns through May 15th. However, just like with the federal extension, 1st quarter estimates are still due April 15. See the full news release here.