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NY, NJ Tax Filing Date Pushed to May 17, Matching Federal Move

That move matches that of the federal government

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What to Know

  • New York and New Jersey residents are getting an extra month to file their state income taxes.
  • New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica Jr. said Friday that the filing deadline will move from April 15 to May 17.
  • Meanwhile, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio, Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo, and Assembly Budget Committee Chairwoman Eliana Pintor Marin made the announcement that New Jersey's income tax filing and payment due date will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17.

New York and New Jersey residents are getting an extra month to file their state income taxes.

New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica Jr. said Friday that the filing deadline will move from April 15 to May 17. Meanwhile, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio, Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo, and Assembly Budget Committee Chairwoman Eliana Pintor Marin made the announcement that New Jersey's income tax filing and payment due date will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17.

That matches a move from the federal government. The Internal Revenue Service announced on Wednesday that it was pushing back the deadline for filing and paying taxes to May as a way to help people during the pandemic.

Mujica echoed that in his statement announcing New York’s move.

The “30-day extension provides New Yorkers still coping with the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic ample time to file,” he said.

He said pushing the tax filing deadline back would move about $6 billion of revenue from April to May, and that any adjustments needed to deal with that would be made by the state.

New Jersey's Chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee said it was important to align the state and federal timetables. Additionally, the governor went on to say the state hopes the extension helps taxpayers.

“As we continue the arduous job of emerging from this pandemic, we are extending this relief to taxpayers in what we know is a very difficult time,” Murphy said. “Our hope is that the extension gives taxpayers with difficult circumstances, including filings made more complicated by various relief programs and employment changes, the extra the time they may need.”

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