Individual Tax Returns Due By July 15

(UNDATED) – Individual tax returns are due on or before July 15.

The Internal Revenue Service knows there are still some taxpayers who may not be able to meet that due date. If you need more time to file your 2019 Indiana individual income tax return, you can apply for an extension of time to file.

An extension of time to file gives you until Nov. 16, 2020, to file your 2019 Indiana tax return. Almost everyone (other than active-duty military personnel, see the IT-40 Booklet for more information) who is required to file but can’t do so by July 15, 2020, needs to file for an extension.

If that sounds like you and you want to know how to get an extension, you just need to file the right federal or state form:

  • If you also need a federal extension of time to file with the IRS, file Form 4868 by July 15 and you’ll automatically get an extension with Indiana as well.
  • If you don’t have a federal extension, you need to file Form IT-9 by July 15 to receive an extension on your Indiana taxes.

While an extension will give you more time to file, it doesn’t give you more time to pay. If you owe taxes, you should pay at least 90% of it by July 15. If you don’t, interest will start accruing until you pay it, and you may even need to pay an additional penalty. You can avoid penalties by:

  • Paying 90% of the tax you expect to owe by July 15, 2020, and
  • Filing your tax return and paying any remaining amount due (including interest) by Nov. 16, 2020.

If you need to make an extension payment, you can use DORpay to e-file your application for an extension and make necessary payments online. If you have additional questions about your taxes, you can call DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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