IRS Announces Filing Extension

February 25, 2021 • Sarah James

IRS Announces Filing Extension

Due to the winter storms in Texas, the deadline to file various individual and business tax returns has been extended to June 15, 2021.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the filing deadline for victims of this month’s winter storms in Texas. The deadline, previously April 15, has been extended to June 15, 2021 following the disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The IRS also notes:

  • The extension applies to individual and business returns normally due April 15 as well as various 2020 business returns due March 15.
  • Affected taxpayers have until June 15 to make 2020 IRA contributions.
  • The extension also applies to quarterly estimated income tax payments due on April 15 and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due April 30.
  • Taxpayers with an IRS address of record located in the disaster area will automatically receive the filing and penalty relief. No action is necessary.

Additional information on the topic can be found on the IRS website.

Sarah James is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Sarah an email at

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