On March 19, 2021, the Georgia Department of Revenue announced that the state of Georgia will automatically extend the 2020 individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. This aligns with the decision announced earlier this week that the IRS has extended the federal filing date to May 17, 2021. California, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania have also announced a delayed deadline of May 17, 2021, and other states are likely to follow.

Like the federal extension, the state of Georgia extension is automatic and individuals do not need to file forms or contact the Department of Revenue to qualify for the filing and payment extension. This relief only applies to individuals; no extension is provided for the filing, payment, or deposit of any other type of state tax (including employee withholding and sales tax) or for the filing of any state information returns.

Taxpayers who make estimated tax payments will still need to comply with the April 15 payment due date for the 2021 first quarterly estimated payment.

We are keeping up with all deadlines and we are working with clients to ensure timely filings with all applicable tax breaks. Please feel free to reach out to your HLB Gross Collins, P.C. representative if you have any questions.