In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department are providing special tax filing relief to all individuals and businesses. Therefore, the filing deadline has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. All taxpayers will now have an extra 90 days to file their taxes. For those who cannot file by the July 15, 2020 deadline, all taxpayers are eligible and strongly urged to request an extension.
FAQ About COVID-19 Tax Deadline Changes
The following is a list of some common questions and answers to the current tax deadline changes.
Q. Who is eligible for the tax payment deferral?
A. Those who are eligible include the following:
Q. Do I need to fill out any extra forms to qualify?
A. No, you are not required to submit any extra forms nor contact the IRS to qualify. This date change applies to all individuals.
Q. Will these news affect my refund in any way?
A. No, these date extensions will not impact your refund. You should still expect to receive your refund within the normal time period. Most refunds are issued 21 days after electronic filing.
Q. Does this announcement mean I don’t owe taxes for 2019?
A. No, this announcement only extends the due date of when your tax liability is due. Starting July 16, interest and penalties will again accrue on outstanding tax liabilities.
Q. What if I need more time to prepare my return?
A. If you need more time, you can file form 4868 to request for an extension. The new deadline to file your return would be October 15. However, your payment is still due by July 15, 2020.
If you have any further questions, contact IRS Audit Group today! We’re experienced tax attorneys in Los Angeles and are ready to help you accommodate to current tax deadline changes.