July 1 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: No Further Deferral of Federal Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

Source: IBFD Tax Research Platform News

There will be no further deferral of the deadline for filing and payment of 2019 federal taxes, the US Treasury Department and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have announced. The deadline had previously been postponed from 15 April to 15 July in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The news release, dated 29 June 2020, also notes that individual taxpayers unable to meet the 15 July deadline can request an automatic extension of time to file until 15 October. It also lists various payment options to avoid interest and penalties. The IRS also reminds taxpayers that state filing and payment deadlines may differ.