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COVID-19 News: IRS Won’t Extend Tax Filing Deadline of July 15

Thursday, July 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The following information was initially published on July 1, 2020 by the American Society of Association Exectutives (ASAE). Click here to view the article on the ASAE website and here for IBPA's COVID-19 Resource Center for Independent Publishers.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not further extend the tax filing and payment deadline past July 15, despite some calls to do so, the agency said this week.

The IRS had previously extended the April 15 filing deadline to give taxpayers and small business owners more time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency said taxpayers can still request extensions to file their returns by Oct. 15 but filers who owe taxes must pay by July 15 or face penalties.

"The IRS understands that those affected by the coronavirus may not be able to pay their balances in full by July 15, but we have many payment options to help taxpayers," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said. "These easy-to-use payment options are available on, and most can be done automatically without reaching out to an IRS representative."

The IRS also reminded taxpayers to check their state filing and payment deadlines, which may differ from the federal July 15 deadline.

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