The IRS extended the personal income tax filing until May 17th, 2021. This extension is automatic, and the IRS will provide guidance to filers and tax professionals in the coming days.
New York State has just announced an alignment with the IRS policy:
“At the Governor’s direction, the Department of Tax and Finance will be extending the New York State income tax deadline to May 17 to align with the federal decision to do the same. This 30-day extension provides New Yorkers still coping with the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic ample time to file. This will shift approximately $6 billion of revenue from April to May and the State will make any necessary adjustments to cash-flow.“