Federal Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020
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Submitted by ltownsend on March 19, 2020

Tax Time Payments Deferred

This blog has been updated since its original post

With the current COVID-19 outbreak, many aspects of our lives have been affected. And that includes tax filing. The Internal Revenue Service is providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the current crisis.

  • The tax filing deadline, and due date to pay any taxes owed, has been extended by 90 days, to July 15, 2020. 
  • This relief applies to all individual returns, trusts, and corporations. This relief is automatic, taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify. First quarter quarterly tax estimates will also be delayed.
  • Although taxpayers have until July 15, 2020, to pay their taxes, they are encouraged to file their returns by April 15, 2020. This is especially true if you are expecting a refund.
  • You can still request a six-month extension to file your return.

In the state of Kansas, Governor Kelly has extended tax filing deadlines to July 15, 2020, and the state is waiving any interest and penalties for returns and payments made on or before July 15, 2020. This is in keeping with the federal government's extensions. For more information, please read ksrevenue.org/press/2020/pr03242020.html

For more information on the IRS payment relief, and any possible restrictions, please go to irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020.