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Property Tax Due Dates: 2020 Extensions

Posted by Giselle Kretzschmer on Apr 10, 2020 10:11:43 AM

Property Tax Due Dates: 2020 Extensions

Depending on where your organization operates in the U.S., your team might currently be working to meet an upcoming property tax deadline. However, these days are anything but business-as-usual. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a fair number of tax jurisdictions to close in-person offices and limit their hours to keep workers safe. Many are also encouraging businesses to submit filings and payments electronically. (Tweet this!)

Some jurisdictions with upcoming due dates are also reevaluating the normal personal property tax schedule, with some even issuing deadline extensions for filing. The below table shows some of the upcoming property tax due dates that have recently changed. Please note that, while every effort has been made to include all relevant extensions, we recommend contacting your local jurisdiction for confirmation.

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Who determines property tax deadlines?

A common question regarding property tax has special relevance now: Do state governments make the determination to extend property tax deadlines, and localities must follow their lead, or can localities decide independently if they want to extend? The answer: It varies by state.

States with state-level agencies for property tax will likely have state-mandated extensions. However, other states allow local taxing authorities to set their own rules, which would include deadlines. In that case, deadline extensions for any reason would be in the hands of local governments, and will likely vary across the state.

Business Personal Property Tax Schedule Changes

State

Extension Notes

Alaska

Extended from 4/20 to 7/15 (except for oil and gas production taxes)

Colorado

Extended from 4/15 to 6/15

Indiana

Each township and county assessor has identified one of three options as to how they will handle business personal property filing:

  • No extension (adhering to the original date of 5/15)
  • An automatic extension to 6/15
  • Extension request required by 5/15.

See the full list of counties and their policies.

Kentucky

Extended from 5/15 to 7/15

Louisiana, Orleans Parish

Orleans Parish—Extended from 4/1 to 5/1

Maine

For:

  • Business equipment tax exemption (BETE) filings
  • Homestead exemptions
  • Exemptions for solar and wind equipment
  • Property owned by tax-exempt organizations (including charitable, educational, and religious organizations)
  • Property owned by veterans

The filing date is extended until the commitment date of the municipality (generally, the end of August each year) or 30 days after the end of the statewide emergency, whichever occurs first.

Maryland

Extended from 4/15 to 7/15

Texas

Many property tax renditions are still due 4/15, but individual counties may have extensions.

Counties with deadlines extended to 5/15:

Atascosa, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Brazoria, Collin, Chambers, Dallas (Freeport Exemption extended to 6/15), Dimmit (request must be submitted for extension), El Paso, Fannin, Galveston, Gillespie, Gray, Grimes (Freeport Exemption extended to 6/15), Harris, Hays, Houston, Hunt, Kimble, La Salle (exemption applications and applications for agricultural special valuation due 5/30), Lee, Marion, Maverick, McLennan, Medina, Milam, Montgomery, Orange, San Patricio, Scurry, Shackelford (an additional extension to 5/30 may be requested in writing before 5/16), Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Webb, Wichita (written extension requests accepted until 4/15), Williamson (Freeport exemption extended to 6/15)

Comanche County—Filings postmarked by the typical 4/15 deadline are acceptable

Jackson County—4/15

Nueces County—requests all BPP renditions to be emailed or faxed to the office (no postal deliveries) by 4/15

Tarrant County—Due date of 4/15, but will honor the automatic extension to 05/15 in light of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virginia

Albemarle County—Deadline to file a tax return on certain tangible personal property that is used in a trade or business has been extended from 5/1 to 6/1; the deadline to pay that tax has also been extended to 6/30.

Fairfax County—Extended from 5/1 to 6/1

Prince William County—Extended from 4/15 to 7/15

Washington

Columbia County—Extended from 4/30 to 5/30

Pacific County—Deadline for personal property filings extended from 4/30 to 6/30

Links to individual county assessor sites can be found here.

 

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Topics: Business personal property tax