The Department of Treasury and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) this week announced extensions of additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses.
These deadline extensions were critical for many people and businesses both in and outside of the United States. These further extensions from the IRS are a step in the right direction in offering some relief to both the individual taxpayer and corporations.
Last month, the IRS announced that taxpayers generally have until July 15, 2020, to file and pay federal income taxes originally due on April 15. No late-filing penalty, late-payment penalty or interest will be due.
Notice 2020-23 expands this relief to additional returns, tax payments and other actions. As a result, the extensions generally now apply to all taxpayers that have a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020. Individuals, trusts, estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers qualify for the extra time. This means that anyone, including Americans who live and work abroad, can now wait until July 15 to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due.
More information on tax relief is available at IRS.gov/coronavirus.