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RI Extends Individual Filing Deadline to May 17th

March 22, 2021

Rhode Island has followed the IRS’ deadline change, announcing the May 17th extension for all Rhode Islanders. Here’s what you should know.

Attention Rhode Islanders…the RI Division of Taxation has announced it has postponed the deadline for individuals to file their personal income tax returns to May 17, 2021. Does this also apply to the payment deadline? Find out here.

More about the deadline extension

Check out our blog, IRS Pushes Individual Tax Deadline to May 17th. The IRS announced the tax filing deadline for individuals has been pushed to May 17th, due to continued challenges presented by the pandemic.

RI’s extension

As of March 17th, this postponement only applied to federal individual income tax returns, but both MA and RI have since announced they are also extending their deadline to May 17th.

As Rhode Island Tax Administrator Neena Savage shares, “By aligning our deadline with the federal deadline, we hope to provide a convenience for taxpayers, tax preparers and others as a measure of relief during these trying times.”

When are payments due?

Payments are also due May 17th.

Important to note

Be aware…so far the IRS and MA legislature has only extended the deadline for 2020 individual filings. The deadline remains April 15th 2021 for 1st quarter estimates. Please make sure to make your 1st quarter estimates timely to avoid underpayment penalties. The extended deadline also does not apply to trust tax filings.

Latest tax changes

Check out our blog, Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan: What’s Inside? For everything you need to know about the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which brings much needed financial aid for individuals and businesses.

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