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Department of Taxation and Finance

Can’t Meet the April 15 Tax Filing Deadline? Submit request for filing extension before midnight April 15, using free online application

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For press inquiries only, contact: James Gazzale, 518-457-7377

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers to obtain an automatic extension of time to file if they are unable to submit a completed income tax return by the April 15 deadline. The extension request is due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15.

“Taxpayers can receive more time to file using our online Personal Income Tax Extension service,” said New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate Margaret Neri. “An extension will provide more breathing room so they don’t have to file in haste, but not—it’s important to note—more time to pay any tax owed.”

Taxpayers must make full payment of the properly estimated tax balance owed when requesting an extension of time to file. Personal income tax returns filed on extension are due on or before Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Filers who use the online option will receive confirmation that the NYS Tax Department received the extension request.