Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the State of Oregon have extended the tax filing and payment due dates for individuals from April 15 to May 17, 2021.
The move is part of the American Rescue Plan and it aims to give already-strained Americans flexibility to file their 2020 taxes.
“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
“Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to.”
Individual taxpayers do not need to file any forms or call the IRS or the State of Oregon to qualify. Taxpayers should pay their taxes by May 17 to avoid interest and penalties.
The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds associated with e-filed returns are issued within 21 days.