Wisconsin extends state tax filing deadline to July 15

MADISON -- Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates have been automatically extended to July 15, 2020. The extension matches the deadline adjustment made for federal tax filing by the IRS.

Wisconsin law will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to a presidentially declared disaster.

"This is just one more thing we can do for Wisconsinites during this challenging time," Gov. Tony Evers said. "Our main goal is to assist our citizens in any way that we can."

Here's what you need to know:

    "This is a time of great uncertainty for everyone. People are concerned and worried, and one thing they should not have to worry about right now is an April 15 tax deadline," said Wisconsin's Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca. "Roughly, half of all taxpayers in Wisconsin have already filed their tax returns, and most have received refunds, on average over $700.

    "We are still processing returns and issuing refunds and other credits that Wisconsinites rely on such as the Homestead Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit."

    The Wisconsin Department of Revenue notes that most services are found online HERE or by 608-266-2486 for individuals or 608-266-2776 for businesses.