Connecticut Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals
Extracted from PDF file 2020-connecticut-form-ct-1040-ext.pdf, last modified December 2020
Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for IndividualsApplication for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals See the instructions on the back before completing this form. Complete this form in blue or black ink only. Type or print. Please note that each form is year specific. To prevent any delay in processing your return, the correct year’s form must be submitted to the Department of Revenue Services (DRS). Do not use staples. Your first name 2020 Form CT-1040 EXT Department of Revenue Services State of Connecticut (Rev. 12/20) 1040EXT 1220W 01 9999 Middle initial Last name Important! You must enter your complete SSN(s) below. Your Social Security Number (SSN) If joint return, spouse’s first name Middle initial Last name Spouse’s SSN Home address (number and street), apartment number, PO Box City, town, or post office State Daytime telephone number ZIP code This is not an extension of time to pay your tax. To request an extension of time to pay, file Form CT-1127, Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Income Tax. You must file this form by the due date of your original return or your request will be denied. See instructions. However, if you expect to owe no additional Connecticut income tax for the 2020 taxable year, after taking into account any Connecticut income tax withheld from your wages, any estimated Connecticut income tax payments you have made, and any Pass-Through Entity Tax Credit, and you have requested an extension of time to file your 2020 federal income tax return, you are not required to file Form CT‑1040 EXT. You will be subject to interest and may be subject to a penalty on any amount of tax not paid on or before the original due date of your return. I request a six-month extension of time to October 15, 2021, to file my Connecticut income tax return for the year beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020. If you are not a calendar year taxpayer, complete the following: My six-month extension of time is to: My tax year begins Check here (MM-DD-YYYY) (MM-DD-YYYY) and ends: (MM-DD-YYYY) I have requested a federal extension on federal Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, for taxable year 2020. If you have not filed for a federal extension, explain why you are requesting the Connecticut extension: You will be notified only if your extension request is denied. 1. Total income tax liability for 2020. You must enter an amount on Line 1. If you do not expect to owe income tax, enter “0.” .......................................................................... 1. .00 2. Total individual use tax liability for 2020. You must enter an amount on Line 2. If you do not expect to owe use tax, enter “0.” ................................................................................ 2. .00 3. Add Line 1 and Line 2. . ......................................................................................................... 3. .00 4. Connecticut income tax withheld: Do not attach W-2s or 1099s. ........................................ 4. .00 5. 2020 estimated Connecticut income tax payments including any 2019 overpayments applied to 2020. .................................................................................... 5. .00 5a. 2020 Pass-Through Entity Tax Credit. ................................................................................. 5a. .00 6. Add Lines 4, 5, and 5a............................................................................................................ 6. .00 7. Connecticut income tax and use tax due: Subtract Line 6 from Line 3. If Line 6 is greater than Line 3, enter “0.” Amount due with this form: . ......................... 7. .00 Forms with payment, mail to: Department of Revenue Services PO Box 2977 Hartford CT 06104-2977 Make your check payable to: Commissioner of Revenue Services To ensure proper posting, write your SSN (optional) and “2020 Form CT‑1040 EXT” on your check. Forms without payment: Department of Revenue Services PO Box 2976 Hartford CT 06104-2976 Do not mail this return if you do not owe any tax and you have requested an extension of time to file your 2020 federal income tax return. Form CT-1040 EXT Instructions Form CT‑1040 EXT only extends the time to file your Connecticut income tax return. Form CT‑1040 EXT does not extend the time to pay your income tax. You must pay the amount of tax that you expect to owe on or before the original due date of the return. See Interest and Penalty. You may qualify for a six-month extension of time to pay your tax. To request this extension, you must file Form CT‑1127, Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Income Tax, with your timely filed Connecticut income tax return or extension. Purpose: Use Form CT‑1040 EXT to request a six‑month extension to file your Connecticut income tax return for individuals. This form also extends the time to file your individual use tax. It is not necessary to include a reason for the Connecticut extension request if you have already filed an extension request on federal Form 4868 with the Internal Revenue Service. If you did not file federal Form 4868, you can apply for a six‑month extension to file your Connecticut income tax return provided you have good cause for your request. Exception: If you expect to owe no additional Connecticut income tax for the 2020 taxable year, after taking into account any Connecticut income tax withheld from your wages, any estimated Connecticut income tax payments you have made, and any Pass‑Through Entity Tax Credit, and you have requested an extension of time to file your 2020 federal income tax return, you are not required to file Form CT‑1040 EXT. DRS will automatically grant you a six-month extension of time to file your 2020 Connecticut income tax return. If you did not request an extension of time to file your federal income tax return, but you are requesting an extension of time to file your Connecticut income tax return, you must file Form CT‑1040 EXT whether or not you owe additional Connecticut income tax. Electronically File Form CT‑1040 EXT All taxpayers can file Form CT‑1040 EXT over the Internet using the Taxpayer Service Center (TSC). DRS encourages Connecticut income tax filers to electronically file through the TSC. The TSC is an interactive tool that offers a free, fast, easy, and secure way to conduct business. The TSC allows taxpayers to securely file, pay, and manage their state tax responsibilities electronically at portal.ct.gov/DRS. How to Get an Extension to File To obtain a Connecticut extension of time to file if the exception above does not apply, you must: • Complete Form CT‑1040 EXT in its entirety; • File it on or before the due date of your return; and • Pay the amount shown on Line 7. Any payment made with this form is considered an income tax payment regardless of the amounts you enter on Line 1 and Line 2. Your signature is not required on this form. DRS will notify you only if your request is denied. U.S. Citizens or Residents Who Are Out of the Country You must file this form if you qualify as a taxpayer who is out of the country for purposes of filing your federal return. Generally, you are out of the country if you are: • A U.S. citizen or resident living outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico and your main place of work is outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico; or • In the military or naval service on duty outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico on the date your federal income tax return is due and are unable to file a timely Connecticut income tax return. Explain on the front of this form that you are a U.S. citizen or resident outside of the country and that you qualify for the automatic, two‑month federal income tax extension. Form CT-1040 EXT Back (Rev. 12/20) If your application is approved, the due date for filing your Connecticut return will be extended for six months (October 15, 2021, for calendar year taxpayers). If you are still unable to file your Connecticut return by the extended due date and you have applied for and were granted an extension of time to file for federal purposes using federal Form 2350, you must file your Connecticut return using the federal extension due date. You must attach a copy of the federal Form 2350 approval notice to the front of your Connecticut return. When to File Form CT-1040 EXT File Form CT‑1040 EXT on or before April 15, 2021. If your taxable year is other than the calendar year, file Form CT‑1040 EXT on or before the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the close of your taxable year. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, your extension request will be considered timely if filed on the next business day. Payment Options Pay Electronically: This option is only available if you file Form CT‑1040 EXT electronically and make a payment electronically on the DRS website through the TSC. You can file your return any time before the due date and designate the amount of payment and date of transfer. Your bank account will be debited on the date you indicate. You must pay the balance due on or before April 15, 2021, to avoid penalty and interest. Pay by Credit Card or Debit Card: You may elect to pay your expected 2020 Connecticut income tax liability using your credit card (American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, VISA®) or comparable debit card. A convenience fee will be charged by the service provider. You will be informed of the amount of the fee and you may elect to cancel the transaction. At the end of the transaction, you will be given a confirmation number for your records. Visit www.officialpayments.com and select State Payments. Your payment is effective on the date you make the charge. Do not send in Form CT‑1040 EXT if you make your payment by credit card. All credit card payments for extension requests will be accepted by the credit card service provider. However, if your payment is late, DRS will notify you in writing that your request is denied. Pay by Mail: Make your check payable to Commissioner of Revenue Services. To ensure proper posting of your payment, write “2020 Form CT‑1040 EXT” and your Social Security Number(s) (optional) on the front of your check. Be sure to sign your check and paper clip it to the front of your return. Do not send cash. DRS may submit your check to your bank electronically. Interest and Penalty In general, interest and penalty apply to any portion of the tax not paid on or before the original due date of the return. Interest is computed on the underpayment of tax at 1% per month or fraction of a month computed from the original due date to the date of payment. Late Payment Penalty: The penalty for underpayment of tax is 10% of the tax that is not paid on or before the original due date of the return. Late Filing Penalty: If no tax is due, DRS may impose a $50 penalty for the late filing of any return or report that is required by law to be filed. Line Instructions Line 1: Enter the amount that you expect to enter on: Form CT‑1040, Line 14, or Form CT‑1040NR/PY, Line 16. Line 2: Enter the amount that you expect to enter on: Form CT‑1040, Line 15, or Form CT‑1040NR/PY, Line 17. Line 4: Enter the amount that you expect to enter on: Form CT‑1040, Line 18, or Form CT‑1040NR/PY, Line 20. Line 5: Enter the amount that you expect to enter on: Form CT‑1040, Line 19, or Form CT‑1040NR/PY, Line 21. Line 5a: Enter the amount that you expect to enter on: Form CT‑1040, Line 20c or Form CT‑1040NR/PY, Line 22b.
Form CT-1040 EXT
More about the Connecticut Form CT-1040 EXT Individual Income Tax Extension TY 2020
We last updated the Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals in February 2021, so this is the latest version of Form CT-1040 EXT, fully updated for tax year 2020. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form CT-1040 EXT directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Connecticut tax forms here.
Related Connecticut Individual Income Tax Forms:
|Form Code||Form Name|
|Form CT-1040||Connecticut Resident Income Tax Return|
|Form CT-1040NR-PY||Nonresident/Part-Year Resident Tax Return|
|CT-1040||Individual Income tax Return (Resident)|
|CT-1040NR/PY Instructions||Tax Instruction Booklet: CT-1040 for Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents|
|Form CT-1040V||Connecticut Electronic Filing Payment Voucher|
|Form CT-1040ES||Estimated Connecticut Income Tax Payment Coupon for Individuals|
|Form CT-1040 AW||Part-Year Resident Income Allocation Worksheet|
|Form CT-1040CRC||Claim of Right Credit|
|Form CT-1040X||Amended Income Tax Return for Individuals|
|Form CT-1040WH||Connecticut Income Tax Withholding Supplemental Schedule|
Connecticut usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Connecticut Form CT-1040 EXT from the Department of Revenue Services in February 2021.
Form CT-1040 EXT is a Connecticut Individual Income Tax form. The IRS and most states will grant an automatic 6-month extension of time to file income tax and other types of tax returns, which can be obtained by filing the proper extension request form. Obtaining an extension will prevent you from being subject to often very large failure-to-file penalties. However, in most cases this extension does not exempt you from the requirement to pay any tax owed in full by the return's original filing date.
About the Individual Income Tax
The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.
Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!
Historical Past-Year Versions of Connecticut Form CT-1040 EXT
We have a total of ten past-year versions of Form CT-1040 EXT in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:
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CT-1040 EXT, 2016 Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals
CT-1040 EXT, 2015 Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals
CT-1040 EXT, 2014 Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Returns for Individuals
CT-1040 EXT, Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals
CT-1040 EXT, 2012 Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Return for Individuals
CT-1040EXT, Application for Extension of Time to File Connecticut Income Tax Returns for Individuals
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