Getting a Federal income tax extension for your Federal income taxes is simple — but what about your state income taxes? Can you get a tax extension from the state as well?
In general, it depends on which state you live and work in. Every state has different rules and regulations about income taxes and tax extensions. Some states, like Nevada and Texas, do not levy individual income taxes at all (although you may still owe taxes on business or investment income). Other states, like California and Massachusetts, have more complicated rules governing personal taxes and business taxes — so a state tax extension can be especially useful.
How Do State Income Tax Extensions Work?
Each state is different regarding their tax extension rules. For example, Colorado and California, automatically grant a six-month extension to any taxpayer and no paperwork is required. (However, note that similar to a Federal tax extension, you must still pay any state tax due by the original filing deadline).
Arizona is a state that will automatically accept an IRS tax extension if you don't owe taxes — but you are required to fill out a state-specific tax form if you do owe taxes. Wisconsin, on the other hand, automatically grants a state tax extension if you have a Federal extension — provided that you attach a statement or copy of your Federal tax extension application (IRS Form 4868 or IRS Form 7004) to your Wisconsin tax return when you file. Finally, Pennsylvania allows many of its taxpayers to submit their tax extension requests by paper mail — while Alabama, along with numerous other states, allows its taxpayers to file their extension requests online.
Let FileLater Help You
The various state tax extension guidelines can be overwhelming. So how do you figure out your particular state’s requirements?
You can get all the information you need right here at FileLater's State Tax Extensions center. We provide a comprehensive list of tax requirements for each state, as well as options for e-filing your state tax extension request. Whether you are filing for a business tax extension or a personal tax extension, FileLater can tell you exactly what you need to do and how to do it.
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