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The Missouri Department of Revenue is extending the state individual tax filing and payment deadline for the 2020 tax year from April 15 to May 17, Gov. Mike Parson announced Friday.

The state-level extension mirrors Wednesday's announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service that individual taxpayers would receive automatic extensions to file and pay federal income tax for the 2020 tax year. The IRS has said it will issue formal guidance in the coming days.

DOR will automatically provide this filing and payment relief, so filers do not need to take any action to qualify.

This relief applies to individual taxpayers, including those who pay self-employment tax. However, it does not apply to estimated tax payments due April 15; that deadline has not changed.

Penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of May 17. Individuals who file their return and pay their balance by May 17 will automatically avoid interest and penalties on the tax paid by May 17.

Customers may request an extension of time to file their individual income taxes. With that extension, the return will not be due until Oct. 15. However, any payments must still be made by May 17.

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