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Did You Hear? The Tax Filing Deadline Has Been Extended

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Federal income and California state tax filing deadlines for individuals have been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you now have three more months to file and pay your federal taxes without a penalty—and many states, including California, are extending their deadlines, too. The three-month extension is automatically available to any federal taxpayer, without a limit on amount owed, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, noncorporations, and those who pay self-employment tax.

If you have a refund owed, you may still want to file your taxes now. According to the IRS, Economic Impact Payments are automatic for taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019.

What if I File After July 15?

You don’t have to do anything to qualify for the automatic July 15 extension, like filing a form or calling the IRS. But to avoid a penalty for filing after July 15, you’ll need to request an extension. Go to the IRS Free-File: Everyone Can File an Extension for Free.

Want to Find Out More?

We’ve compiled these helpful resources for you.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

State of California Franchise Tax Board

Retirees: Access Your W-2 and 1099-R Online

The 2019 W-2 and 1099-R tax forms are available for retirees in myCalPERS. Use your W-2 and 1099-R forms for reporting your retirement income from the previous year.

For retirees who live outside the United States, the 1042-S forms are also available in myCalPERS. You can also access and print your statements from the last five years, if available.

Learn more about your 1099-R tax form and changing your tax withholding by heading over to the Taxes section of our website.

Haven’t Registered for Your myCalPERS Account?

There’s never been a better time. Find out how to register for your account or recover your username and password by visiting Using MyCalPERS.