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The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Saturday, March 21, that the federal tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15 to July 15.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers, as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

You do not need to file a form or otherwise notify the IRS to qualify for this filing extension and payment relief. If you need additional time to file after July 15, we can request an extension by filing Form 4868. It is still not clear what the extended due date will be after filing Form 4868, but presumably it will be the normal extension date of October 15.      

This announcement comes following the President’s emergency declaration last week pursuant to the Stafford Act. The Stafford Act is a federal law designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of federal natural disaster and emergency assistance for state and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to aid citizens. It was enacted in 1988.

We will update you on any forthcoming details. 

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