The Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax Filing and Payment Deadline has been extended to July 15 2020 due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tweeted on Friday March 20 2020,
“At @realDonaldTrump ’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15.
All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to get your money.”
Earlier in the week, The Treasury Department had extended the Tax Payment Deadline to July 15 2020, but had still required Americans to file on April 15 2020.
This new order combines the tax payment deadline and the filing deadline to both be July 15 2020.
This new order supersedes the previous order.
IRS Filing Facts
The IRS accepts paper and electronic tax returns.
The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds.
The IRS also reminds taxpayers that they should keep copies of their prior-year tax returns for at least three years.
Choosing e-file and direct deposit for refunds remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund.
IRS.GOV offers Taxpayers with help filing and preparing their return.
Taxpayers can find answers to their tax questions and resolve tax issues online.
The IRS also reminds taxpayers that a trusted tax professional can provide helpful information and advice.