San Bernardino, CA – Recently, San Bernardino County Tax Collector Ensen Mason issued a special message to taxpayers. “During tax installment time, our office assists over 1,000 taxpayers in person daily,” he said. “Although we enjoy providing in-person customer service, with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, it is important for taxpayers to avoid large crowds.”
Last Friday, The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the federal income tax filing due date is now extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed.
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 tax. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for the extension as it will be applied automatically. Individuals who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.