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Treasury, IRS delay federal tax filing, payments until July 15

March 19, 2020

By Mary Beth Versaci

Taxpayers do not need to file or pay their federal income taxes until July 15, after the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service extended both deadlines from April 15.

The guidance comes after President Donald Trump instructed Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin "to provide relief from tax deadlines to Americans who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency" as part of his emergency declaration March 13.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for the automatic filing and payment extensions. The relief applies to individuals, trusts and corporations and also includes estimated tax payments for tax year 2020 that are due April 15.

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension by submitting Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

Corporations may defer payments of up to $10 million, while all other taxpayers may defer up to $1 million, without incurring any interest or penalties. Interest and penalties will not begin to accrue until July 16.

For more on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the ADA Coronavirus Resource Center for Dentists.