April 14, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the IRS has extended the deadline for filing your 2019 tax return from April 15th to July 15, 2020. If you owe 2019 taxes, the deadline for making payments has also been extended to July 15, 2020.
Here are some important considerations:
- If you think you are going to get money back when you file you should still file your return as soon as possible so that the IRS can process your return and send your refund.
- Your state income tax filing deadline may also be extended. Check with your state’s department of revenue for up to date information.
- The IRS urges anyone with a tax filing obligation who has not yet filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 to file as soon as they can to receive an economic impact payment. Taxpayers should include direct deposit banking information on the return. Learn more about economic impact payments.
Be careful of scams. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. See also: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door.
For more information on the extension of the filing deadline see the IRS FAQs.
If you or others experience a problem with a financial product or service you can submit a complaint with the CFPB.
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