Governor Ricketts has followed the lead of the IRS and extended the Nebraska income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. The Nebraska extension, like the federal extension, will be automatic and no special forms will be required. In addition, any first and second quarter federal estimated tax payments will be delayed until July 15. Nebraska first quarter estimated tax payments will also be delayed until July 15.
The IRS has also announced that the cap on the amount of tax payments that can be deferred no longer applies. Previously, the IRS announced that any amount in excess of $1 million for individuals or trusts ($10 million for C-Corporations) would still be due by April 15. This is no longer the case. As it stands today, there is no federal cap on the income tax payments that can be deferred until July 15. Interest and penalties on delayed payments will only start to accrue on July 16.
Not all states mirror the federal extension. For example, Iowa has extended its payment and filing deadline to July 31, but the estimated payment deadlines are currently unchanged. Consider reaching out if you are filing in a state other than Nebraska.
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