Both the state and federal governments have extended tax return filing deadlines by three months to July 15.
At Gov. Ned Lamont’s direction, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services March 20 extended the filing and payment deadline for personal income tax returns by 90 days.
The extension also applies to Connecticut estimated income tax payments for the first and second quarters of 2020.
DRS said the state’s decision aligned with the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement earlier Friday extending the federal income tax filing and payment deadline.
“Connecticut taxpayers who are owed a refund may still file with DRS,” the agency said in a statement.
“The easiest way to file—and the fastest way to receive a refund—is through online filing.”
Taxpayers can defer federal income tax payments to July 15 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed.
The Internal Revenue Service announced March 20 the deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, and other non-corporate tax filers, including those who pay self-employment tax.
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for the new filing and payment deadline.
Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868.
Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.
"Even with the filing deadline extended, we urge taxpayers who are owed refunds to file as soon as possible and file electronically," IRS commissioner Chuck Rettig said.