Trump administration moves Tax Day to July 15

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images By BRIAN FALER 03/20/2020 10:40 AM EDT Updated: 03/20/2020 11:23 AM EDT The deadline for filing tax returns will be postponed three months, to July 15 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today. The decision comes after complaints over the administration’s previous plan to give people who owe the IRS an additional 90 days to pay, without penalties or interest, yet still require them to file returns by April 15. Many called that plan confusing, with lawmakers on both sides urging the administration to synchronize the dates. Tax preparers, meanwhile, said social distancing guidelines related to the pandemic would make it hard for many to meet the April 15 deadline. People may not be able to gather needed documents or confer with accountants. And services like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinics — which help low-income people […]

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