Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the filing deadline and federal tax payments—regardless of amount owed—to July 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Treasury Department confirmed the deferment applies to all taxpayers including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment taxes. Because the deferral is automatic, taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for it.
“Even with the filing deadline extended, we urge taxpayers who are owed refunds to file as soon as possible and file electronically,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Filing electronically with direct deposit is not only the quickest way to get refunds.” Filing your taxes electronically will also help expedite your stimulus check authorized under the federal stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law on Friday.