IRS Extends October 15th Tax Filing Deadline Until January 3rd

If you’re a taxpayer in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and York counties, and you got an extension to file your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021, you now have until January 3, 2022 to file that return.  Also, if you live in these counties and you are self-employed and make estimated quarterly tax payments, your September 15th payment is not due until January 3rd.

The IRS has granted this extension because of Hurricane Ida. You do not need to have been personally impacted by Ida to get this extension. As long as your address is in one of these counties, including Philadelphia, you get the extension automatically. The extended deadline does not give you more time to pay your taxes, just to file your tax return if you already got an extension. For more information, go to the IRS’ announcement of the extension here.