Apply for an extension of time to file an income tax return
Changes are coming to our online extension application!
The new application will allow you to apply for an extension of time to file a return and make an extension payment within the same transaction. Look for the new extension application to be available in February. If you would like to sign up to receive a notification when the application is available, click here and select personal income tax.
When to file
If you cannot file on time, you can request an automatic extension of time to file.
|Filer||Return||2016 Filing Deadline for Calendar Year Filers||Length of Extension||Extended Due Date|
|Individual||Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return or IT-203, Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return||April 18, 2017||6 months||October 16, 2017|
|Partnership||Form IT-204, Partnership Return||March 15, 2017||6 months||September 15, 2017|
|Fiduciaries||Form IT-205, Fiduciary Income Tax Return||April 18, 2017||5 1/2 months||October 2, 2017|
There are special filing deadlines in certain instances.
An extension request filed after the filing deadline for your return will be invalid.
How to request your extension
- You can complete your request for free using our online service starting in February.
- You must e-file your extension if you prepare your extension using software that supports e-file.
- If your paid preparer is required to e-file your tax return, and is also preparing your extension request, the preparer must e-file your extension request.
The online and e-file options provide you with a confirmation that we received your extension request.
Fiscal year filers should contact us to request an extension.
Payment of tax
You must make full payment of the properly estimated tax balance due when you request your extension of time to file.