Nassau and Suffolk residents scheduled to file taxes on Friday will have more time following an extension for some New Yorkers announced by the state Department of Taxation and Finance on Wednesday.
The extension, which moves the Oct. 15 filing date to Jan. 3, is meant to give taxpayers adversely affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida more time to meet certain filing and payment deadlines. Certain exceptions may apply to the extension, depending on the tax filer's individual situation, the tax department said. For more information go to tax.ny.gov.
The new extension largely impacts taxpayers who had previously requested and received extensions to file their 2020 tax returns.
New Yorkers benefiting from the new filing date include those who were scheduled to file for a tax credit or refund; those filing extension requests; those scheduled to pay any tax or installment of tax; and those filing any returns, including personal income tax, corporate taxes, or any others collected by the state.
Those assisted by the extension won’t have to pay any late filing, payment or underpayment fees or interest if filings are received by Jan. 3.
Islanders and other state residents who made $72,000 or less last year can file their state and federal returns for free using the tax department’s Free File software from now through Friday on its website at tax.ny.gov/pit/efile/.