Kentucky extends tax filing deadline for individuals

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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 4:21 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The deadline to file taxes in Kentucky this year has been extended.

The Kentucky Department of Revenue says they are extending the 2020 Kentucky individual income tax filing deadline to May 17.

This extension follows the income tax relief provisions issued March 17 by the federal Internal Revenue Service in response to delays and disruptions caused by the ongoing response to the novel coronavirus worldwide health pandemic.

Individual taxpayers can also postpone Kentucky individual income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed.

This postponement applies to individual taxpayers only and does not apply to 2021 estimated tax payments that are due on April 15.

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the May 17 deadline can request a Kentucky filing extension until Oct. 15 by filing Kentucky Form 740EXT.

Filing Form 740EXT gives individual taxpayers until October 15 to file their 2020 tax return but does not grant an extension of time to pay taxes due. Taxpayers should pay their Kentucky income tax due by May 17 to avoid interest and penalties.

Additional guidance on Kentucky’s income tax deadline extension soon will be available on DOR’s website.

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