Tax Day is typically April 15 each year unless the day falls on a holiday or weekend
How To Determine When Taxes Are Due
The income tax return due date is determined by the April 15th Tax Day. When this day falls on a weekend or holiday, it is pushed back to the next business day.
You can get information on when to file your tax return by checking publications on the IRS website. The IRS puts out Publication 509, which is updated annually and includes the entire tax calendar for the year. Going through IRS documents can sometimes be daunting. However, this information is also available via any one of the tax filing companies’ websites, such as Intuit TurboTax, in an easier-to-digest format.
Read our guide, When Can You Start Filing Taxes? to learn more about tax dates and deadlines.
Do Federal and State Taxes Have the Same Due Date?
Each state is responsible for determining its own tax filing date. For simplicity, most states follow the IRS guidelines and have the state deadline match it. For example, in tax year 2020, there were 35 states that elected to extend their deadlines to May 17th as well. Maryland was the lone state that extended it even further, giving filers until July 15, 2021. Hawaii, on the other hand, was one of the states that elected to not change its filing deadline of April 20.
Check with your state’s department of taxation to know what the 2024 filing deadline is. Visit our guide to the Best Tax Software of 2024 to find companies that include state tax filing as an option.