• Denise Hue

Federal Income Tax Return and Payments Due Date Extended to July 15, 2020

The federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.


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.


Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief.


Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.


The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file electronically as soon as possible. Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days.


Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds.

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