June 15th Deadline For Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments
If you are making quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS, the due date for the April 1 – May 31 quarter of the year is June 15th, 2021.
For payments made using IRS Direct Pay, you can make payments until 8PM EST, and for payments using a credit or debit card, payments can be made up to midnight on the due date.
The IRS recently issued a reminder to American taxpayers living and working outside the U.S. that they must file their 2020 federal tax returns by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
This June 15 deadline applies to U.S. citizens, dual citizens and resident aliens whose tax home and physical dwelling both lie outside the 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. It also applies to active military personnel who were serving overseas on their normal filing due date. The IRS recommends attaching a note to your return explaining why you qualify for the special deadline.
Ordinarily, members of these groups may file their returns up to two months after the general IRS spring deadline. However, even though the IRS moved the 2020 tax filing deadline for U.S. residents from April 15 to May 17, 2021, the deadline for taxpayers outside the country did not change.
Many taxpayers abroad must file IRS returns even if they do not owe tax. For example, If you qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion or Foreign Tax Credit, which can reduce or eliminate your U.S. tax, you must file an IRS return to claim these benefits. You may have to file one or more forms disclosing your foreign bank accounts and other financial interests. A tax advisor can help you determine your filing requirements.