Federal tax filings and payments for 2020 are postponed until May 15th, 2021. Expats automatically have until June 15th to file but payments must be made by May 15th. This is to help taxpayers that have been impacted by Covid-19 to have additional time needed to make payments without enduring any penalties. The IRS recommends not waiting until the tax deadline and file as soon as you are able, particularly if you are owed a refund or missed stimulus payments. The IRS tax due date extension applies for Federal taxes only, not State taxes.
If you are unsure of how the recent changes in the tax laws will impact you, please seek professional assistance from our expat tax specialists at Expatriate Tax Returns.