Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

(U.S. Army photo illustration by Thomas Hamilton III)

Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the deadline for filing income tax forms to July 15, following the feds’ lead.

Tax payments also will be due July 15, rather than April 15, so there’s no penalty for filing later.

The change is an attempt to “reduce the burden upon Alabamians and get folks back on their feet financially,” Ivey said in a press release.

Also included in the extension, which applies to any taxpayer, individual or corporate, are corporate income tax, the financial institution excise tax and the business privilege tax.

Taxpayers still may file earlier, particularly if they are due a refund.