State tax filing deadline extended to July 15 for NJ residents

The deadline to file state taxes in New Jersey has been extended to July 15, officials announced on Wednesday morning.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin issued a joint statement on the tax filing deadline and the state budget timetable.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardships, financial strain, and disruptions for many New Jerseyans and New Jersey businesses. As part of our response, we have reached agreement that the state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15th to July 15th,” reads the statement.

“Additionally, as part of the whole-of-government effort that is going into fighting COVID-19, we have agreed that the state fiscal year should be extended to September 30th,” reads the statement. “This will allow the administration and the legislature to focus fully on leading New Jersey out of this crisis, and to allow for a robust, comprehensive, and well-informed budget process later in the year. We are committed to working together to enact the necessary legislation and supplemental appropriations to accomplish these goals.”