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Apply for an extension of time to file an income tax return

If you can't file on time, you can request an automatic extension of time to file the following forms:

  • Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return
  • Form IT-203, Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
  • Form IT-203-GR, Group Return for Nonresident Partners (Note: Group agents must enter the special identification number assigned to the partnership—that is, group ID 80081XXXXin the Full Social Security number field.)
  • Form IT-204, Partnership Return
  • Form IT-205, Fiduciary Income Tax Return

When to file

You must file your extension request on or before the filing deadline of your return.

You may no longer get an extension of time to file a 2023 income tax return if your original filing due date was March 15, 2024, or April 15, 2024.

However, taxpayers with special filing deadlines may be able to get an extension of time to file their 2023 income tax returns.

An extension request filed after the filing deadline for your return will be invalid.

Filing deadlines
Filer Return 2023 Filing deadline for calendar-year filers Length of extension Extended due date
Individual Form IT-201, IT-203, or IT-203-GR April 15, 2024 6 months October 15, 2024
Partnership Form IT-204 March 15, 2024 6 months September 16, 2024
Fiduciaries Form IT-205 April 15, 2024 5 1/2 months September 30, 2024

If you owe tax

If you apply for an extension and owe tax, you must make your extension payment by the due date. You can make your payment directly on our website or using tax preparation software. 

Not ready to file electronically?

Continue to paper Form IT-370Application for Automatic Six-Month Extension of Time to File for Individuals, and its instructionsor paper Form IT-370-PF, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File for Partnerships and Fiduciaries, and its instructions.