Personal Taxes

Vermont’s personal revenue tax deadline was prolonged to Could

Vermont’s 2020 income tax filing deadline has been extended to May, the state tax agency said.

The deadline extension is in line with the IRS announcement earlier this month to extend the deadline for filing federal taxes to May 17. The original deadline for filing taxes was April 15th.

“This is still a difficult time for many people and the IRS intends to continue doing everything it can to help taxpayers cope with the unusual circumstances surrounding the pandemic while working on important tax administration tasks,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig issued a press release. “Despite the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds.”

The IRS extended deadline does not automatically extend the deadlines for each individual state. However, Vermont law requires that the state filing date must also be automatically extended to meet the federal tax deadline.

In Vermont, the tax return extension also applies to Homestead returns and tax credit claims. The state’s Department of Taxation said these filings can be filed along with personal income tax returns with no penalty or interest.

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