TAX RETURN DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2020; Aligns with Delayed Payment Deadline

As of Saturday March 21, 2020, the federal income tax filing due date has been extended to July 15, 2020, according to an announcement by the Treasury Department and IRS[1]. This follows a press conference held on March 17th, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, where Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the deadline for payment has been extended by 90 days to July 15th[2]. The new filing and payment deadlines apply to all taxpayers. The IRS will defer payments regardless of amount owed[3], and neither interest nor penalties will not be charged during the deferment.  

The IRS continues to urge taxpayers who can to file their tax returns to do as soon as possible, and also reminds taxpayers who need additional time beyond the new due date to file an extension[4].


[1],[3],[4] https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed

[2]Davison, Laura. (2020 March 17). Treasury Offers 90 More Days to Pay Taxes, Says File by April 15. Bloomberg News. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-17/treasury-delays-april-15-tax-deadline-by-90-days-for-millions