Jessica Menton | USA TODAY | 3/20/2020
The Trump administration will push the income tax filing deadline to July 15 from April 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday in a tweet.
Mnuchin said that at President Donald Trump’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.”
Earlier this week, the IRS had deferred the payment deadline to July 15 but had left April 15 filing deadline in place.
According to the latest government data available, as of March 13, the IRS has received more than 76 million returns and has issued more than 59.2 million refunds.
The average refund check was $2,973.
While the IRS is reportedly going to increase pressure to have states align with the new federal deadline, it is important for people to check with their local government to make sure they do not miss their obligation in their state.
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Source: USA Today