Treasury Department and IRS announce that tax deadline has been extended to May 17

The deadline last year was extended from April 15 to July 15.

Updated: March 18, 2021 - 10:42am

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The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on Wednesday that the 2020 tax filing and payment deadline is being pushed back from April 15 to May 17.

"This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement. "Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to."

The deadline last year was extended from April 15 to July 15.
 

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