It has come to our attention that some tax software vendors have been notifying tax practitioners that electronic filing of IRS extensions and payments will not be available after May 17th even for those in disaster areas. There has been much confusion regarding this message and firms are handling the situation in a variety of ways including preparing to file paper extensions after May 17. We are continuing our advocacy efforts is this area but wanted to ensure you were aware of the issues surrounding the software extension filing issue.
The IRS website has options for paying taxes electronically after May 17.
- View Pay Your Taxes
- View IR-2021-59 March 17, 2021, Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline
June 15 Tax Relief Due to the Winter Storms
Although there is a dilemma related to some tax prep software and the electronic filing of extensions as mentioned above, IR-2021-59 issued by the IRS extending the filing of individual returns to May 17, does not affect the June 15 deadline extension relief related to the winter storms for Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.
Louisiana Department of Revenue
Louisiana extension filing dates are specifically referenced in RIB 21-007.
Questions about the content of this Alert should be directed to LCPA State Government Relations Director Linda Babin.