When Are Kansas Taxes Due in 2021?

The Kansas tax filing deadline for 2021 is April 15. This is the same as the federal tax filing deadline. Kansas taxpayers can file their state taxes online, by mail, or in person.

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Introduction

Kansas’s tax filing deadline is April 15. This is the same as the federal tax filing deadline.

If you need more time to file your taxes, you can request an extension from the Kansas Department of Revenue. However, even if you are granted an extension, you must pay any taxes you owe by the original April 15 deadline. Otherwise, you will be charged interest and penalties on the unpaid amount.

Tax Season

It’s that time of year again when Americans across the country begin preparing their taxes. For residents of Kansas, the 2021 tax season will begin on January 25th and end on April 15th. Here are some important dates to keep in mind during tax season:

January 25th: Tax season officially begins. This is the date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin processing federal tax returns.

February 12th: The last day to file your federal tax return if you plan on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. These credits can only be claimed on paper returns, so if you plan on claiming either of these credits, be sure to file your return by this date.

March 15th: The last day to file your Kansas state tax return or request an extension. If you need more time to prepare your return, you can file for an extension by this date.

April 15th: The deadline for filing your federal tax return (or requesting an extension). This is also the deadline for filing your Kansas state tax return if you did not file for an extension.

2.1 Federal Income Taxes

All federal income taxes are due on April 15, 2021. However, if you cannot file by that date, you can get an extension until October 15, 2021. You will need to file Form 4868 to request an extension.

2.2 State Income Taxes

Kansas’ state income tax is due on April 15th, 2021.

Estimated Taxes

If you are self-employed or have income from investments, you may be required to pay estimated taxes throughout the year. Estimated taxes are due on the 15th of each quarter and are based on your expected income for the upcoming year. For 2021, estimated taxes are due on April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15, 2022.

3.1 Federal Estimated Taxes

If you are self-employed or have income from investments, you may need to pay estimated taxes. Estimated taxes are paid in four installments throughout the year, and are based on your expected federal income tax liability for the year. The due dates for estimated tax payments are April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15 of the following year. For more information on estimated taxes, please see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax.

3.2 State Estimated Taxes

State estimated taxes are due on April 15, 2021.

Kansas requires residents to pay estimated taxes if they expect to owe $500 or more in taxes for the year. If you paid insufficient estimated taxes, you may be charged a penalty of 10% of the amount you underpaid.

If you file your federal tax return on a calendar-year basis, your Kansas state tax return must also be filed on a calendar-year basis.

Conclusion

Kansas taxes are due on April 15, 2021. However, if you file for an extension, you will have until October 15, 2021 to file your return.

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