As expected, legislation has been introduced that would extend the due date for electronically filing an individual tax return from April 15 to April 30. For years, the IRS has been pushing electronic filing and this is seen as adding one more incentive for more taxpayers to do so.

The New York State Society of CPAs has come out in opposition to the legislation. One of its reasons for opposing this is the fact that unless all the states agree to change their April 15 deadlines to coincide with the federal changes, taxpayers and practitioners will not gain any advantage because most state filings use information from the federal return.

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