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

If you cannot 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-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 2016 income tax return if your filing due date was March 15, 2017 or April 18, 2017.

However, taxpayers with special filing deadlines may be able to get an extension of time to file their 2016 income tax returns.

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

Special filing deadlines
FilerReturn2016 Filing Deadline for Calendar Year FilersLength of ExtensionExtended Due Date
Individual Form IT-201 or IT-203 April 18, 2017 6 months October 16, 2017
Partnership Form IT-204 March 15, 2017  6 months  September 15, 2017
Fiduciaries Form IT-205 April 18, 2017 5 1/2 months  October 2, 2017

Payment of tax

You must make full payment of the properly estimated tax balance due when you request your extension of time to file.