New Jersey will follow the actions of the IRS and automatically extend the 2020 Income Tax filing due date for individuals from April 15, 2021, until May 17, 2021.
This extension includes any tax payments due with a return.
Requests for an additional extension to file a return are also due by May 17, 2021, and will be based on the original due date of the return. Returns under extension must be filed by October 15, 2021.
This extension does not include first quarter estimated payments, which are still due by April 15, 2021.
We are aware of the urgent need of our taxpayers to have increased time and flexibility. Our agency is committed to providing assistance in addressing their tax obligations. We continue to work with taxpayers and practitioners to help maintain and promote tax compliance and evaluate the needs of our taxpayers to comply with New Jersey tax laws. Where businesses and individuals have not been able to report and pay timely, we continue to explore how we can restore their routine voluntary compliance.
We continue to operate with reduced staff throughout the Division. You may experience significant wait times or delays in response to telephone inquiries, email services, written or general correspondence.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We remain committed to provide the best service we can and we thank you for your patience.