We are excited to announce the IRS began accepting electronically filed tax returns Tuesday, January 19th.

Something many people may not be aware of: All individual tax payers are getting an extra three days to file their tax returns this year. The filing deadline is, usually, April 15th every year. However, due to Washington D.C. celebrating Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15th they have extended this deadline to April 18, 2016.

2015 Federal Tax Return Filing Deadlines:

  • C-Corp, S-Corp: March 15, 2016
  • Extension request C or S-corp: March 15, 2016
  • Partnership/LLC: April 18, 2016
  • Individual: April 18, 2016
  • Extension request Individual: April 18, 2016
  • US Citizen living abroad: June 15, 2016
  • C-Corp, S-Corp extension final: September 15, 2016
  • Individual extension final: October 17, 2016

2015 State Tax Return Filing Deadlines:

Most state tax returns follow the federal filing deadline requirements. However, here are the exceptions, we are aware of, for this year:

  • Delaware & Iowa: April 30, 2016
  • Hawaii: April 20, 2016
  • Louisiana: May 15, 2016
  • Maine & Massachusetts: April 19, 2016
  • Virginia: May 1, 2016


Please keep in mind: Filing an extension only extends the time you have to file the tax return without penalty; it does not extend the time you have to pay the tax owed. GPL recommends, if you file an extension, that you estimate earnings in an effort to estimate tax owed to be paid with the extension request.