New Jersey extends state income tax deadline to May 17

New Jersey has extended the state income tax deadline to May 17 to align with the extended federal deadline.
Gov. Phil Murphy and other state leaders announced the change Friday afternoon.
The extension applies to individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax. But officials say that unlike last year, first quarter 2021 individual estimated tax payments are not being extended and will still be due on April 15. No additional forms are required to qualify for this extension.
The extension was made as many deal with financial issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our hope is that the extension gives taxpayers with difficult circumstances, including filings made more complicated by various relief programs and employment changes, the extra the time they may need,” Murphy said in a statement.
Formal guidance on the extension will be provided in the coming days, officials said.