Utah will follow suit with the federal government in pushing back the date that taxes are due, the State Tax Commission said Wednesday.
The Utah tax filing deadline will be extended to May 17 this year.
The federal government has also pushed its tax deadline to May 17. But the government is still encouraging people to file as quickly as possible.
“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in a news release. “Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to.”