Ohio Syncs Tax Filing Date with Federal Extension

Date: March 24, 2021

Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain has announced that Ohio will be following the federal government and IRS in extending the deadline to file and pay Ohio individual income and school district income taxes for tax year 2020.

The new deadline is May 17, an extension of approximately one month from the original deadline of April 15.

Commissioner McClain said the extension is intended to provide some relief to individuals impacted by the public safety measures adopted to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

As with the IRS extension, Ohio will be waiving penalty on tax due payments made during the extension. Also, as part of legislation passed addressing the continuing emergency, there will be no interest charges on payments made during the extension.  

The filing extension, and waiver of penalty and interest, will be available to those filing Ohio individual income tax, and the school district income tax for tax year 2020.

(Please note that the first quarter estimated income tax payment for tax year 2021 is not impacted by this extension and must still be made by April 15.)

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