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Kan. governor announces extension to 2020 state tax deadline

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the COVID-19 pandemic during a news conference,...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the COVID-19 pandemic during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Republican-controlled Legislature is considering changes in the state's emergency laws and limits on the governor's power during pandemics and other emergencies. (AP Photo/John Hanna)(John Hanna | AP)
Published: Mar. 19, 2021 at 5:44 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Friday (March 19) announced an extension to the state’s deadline for filing 2020 taxes. Specifically, Kelly said that Kansas 2020 individual income tax, fiduciary income tax, and Homestead or Property tax relief refund claim filings are extended to May 17, 2021, bringing the state in line with the Internal Revenue Service tax-filing and payment deadline extension.

If a balance due is paid on or before May 17, 2021, penalty and fees will not be imposed, Kelly’s office explained.

“Though COVID-19 cases continue to decline, signaling our return to normalcy, Kansas families are still assessing the full scope of the economic challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Governor Kelly said. “Extending the deadline gives needed relief for Kansans to fully account for the pandemic’s impact and complete their state returns accurately.”

No additional forms are required to benefit from the extension. The due dates for Kansas individual estimated tax payments has not changed.

For specific questions about a state tax filing, taxpayers can contact the Kansas Taxpayer Assistance Center at 785-368-8222 from , 8 am-4:45 pm., Monday through Friday, or by email at KDOR_TAC@ks.gov.

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