Treasury decides to stay with July 15 tax deadline

Treasury decides to stay with July 15 tax deadline

An extension would give taxpayers till Oct. 15 to file their returns, although they might nonetheless need to pay what they owe by July 15 in an e

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An extension would give taxpayers till Oct. 15 to file their returns, although they might nonetheless need to pay what they owe by July 15 in an effort to keep away from curiosity and penalties.

The choice is bound to please many and disappoint others, all of whom had been anxiously awaiting the company’s choice after Mnuchin mentioned final week he was contemplating an extra delay.

The company had initially delayed the submitting deadline by three months within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

A slew of conservative teams, although, had urged Mnuchin for extra time, arguing the economic system continues to be too weak to ask people and companies to fork over a slug of taxes to the federal government.

On the identical time, a union representing IRS workers additionally sought a reprieve, saying that will permit for extra social distancing and different precautionary measures since company staff could possibly be introduced again to places of work extra slowly.

On the opposite aspect have been these involved about all the things from the knock-on results on state budgets — many peg their very own submitting deadlines to the federal one — to tax preparers already contending with what can appear to be a endless tax season. Others questioned if further delays would depart individuals with snowballing tax obligations they might not pay.

IRS figures point out that nearly 90 p.c of taxpayers have already filed, with the rest being…



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