State, feds extend tax filing deadline to May 17
The good news is that the state and federal governments have extended the deadline to file 2020 personal income taxes until mid-May. That bad news is you still have to pay your taxes.
The Oregon Department of Revenue announced last week that it and the IRS have "automatically" extended the tax deadline from April 15 to May 17 "without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed," according to a release from the DOR.
The postponement applies to individual taxpayers, including those who are self-employed, and penalties and interest will not start accruing until May 18.
No forms are necessary to take advantage of the delayed deadline, DOR officials said. However, those individuals who need additional time to file beyond the May 17 deadline must request an extension until Oct. 15 by filing federal form 4868 via their tax professional, tax software or by using the Free File link https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free. The state recognizes that a taxpayer has requested a federal extension, although filing for an extension does not relieve the taxpayer of paying his or her taxes.
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