IRS tax filing deadline pushed to July 15 due to pandemic

Treasury secretary still encouraging Americans able to file their taxes to do so as soon as possible

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Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
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March 20, 2020 - 11:24am

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    The IRS has extended the tax-filing deadline for Americans until July 15 as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came Friday morning from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

    The delayed deadline was announced on Twitter, where Mnuchin confirmed the command was taking place at President Trump’s behest.

    Americans will not face any interest or penalties for missing the usual April 15 deadline.

    The move will apply to individuals filing personal taxes, as well as businesses, which have taken a financial beating since the beginning of the coronavirus chaos.

    Capitol Hill lawmakers are currently working at break-neck speed to get cash into the hands of Americans suffering from the economic slowdown.