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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 80081XXXXin 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.

Filing deadlines
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.

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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-370Application for Automatic Six-Month Extension of Time to File for Individuals, or paper Form IT-370-PFApplication for Automatic Extension of Time to File for Partnerships and Fiduciaries. 

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