Income Tax Payment Deferrals: Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal


The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced March 21 that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible.

For a list of frequently asked questions, go to the Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers page at IRS.gov.

For this and other COVID-19 related news, see the special section on IRS.gov focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the pandemic.

Source IRS March 24,2020 e-News for Small Business, Special Edition

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