Apply for an extension of time to file an income tax return
If you can't file on time, you can request an automatic extension of time to file the following forms:
- Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return
- Form IT-203, Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
- Form IT-203-GR, Group Return for Nonresident Partners (Note: Group agents must enter the special identification number assigned to the partnership—that is, group ID 80081XXXX—in the Full Social Security number field.)
- Form IT-204, Partnership Return
- Form IT-205, Fiduciary Income Tax Return
When to file
You must file your extension request on or before the filing deadline of your return.
|Filer||Return||2022 Filing deadline for calendar-year filers||Length of extension||Extended due date|
|Individual||Form IT-201, IT-203, or IT-203-GR||April 18, 2023||6 months||October 16, 2023|
|Partnership||Form IT-204||March 15, 2023||6 months||September 15, 2023|
|Fiduciaries||Form IT-205||April 18, 2023||5 1/2 months||October 2, 2023|
There are special filing deadlines in certain instances.
An extension request filed after the filing deadline for your return will be invalid.
How to request your extension
You can request an extension directly on our website. It's free, and you'll receive instant email confirmation that we received your extension request.
If you prepare your extension using software that supports e-file, you must e-file your extension.
If your paid preparer is required to e-file your tax return, and is also preparing your extension request, the preparer must e-file your extension request.
Fiscal-year filers: Contact us to request an extension.
If you owe tax
If you apply for an extension and owe tax, you must make your extension payment by the due date. You can make your payment directly on our website or using tax preparation software.
Not ready to file electronically?
Continue to paper Form IT-370, Application for Automatic Six-Month Extension of Time to File for Individuals, or paper Form IT-370-PF, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File for Partnerships and Fiduciaries.