IRS broadens extension of 2019 tax filing deadline
The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday issued a notice extending additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses. Last month, the IRS announced that taxpayers generally have until July 15 to file and pay federal income taxes originally due on April 15. No late-filing penalty, late-payment penalty or interest will be due. With the extensions outlined in Notice 2020-23, the extensions generally now apply to all taxpayers who have a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1 and before July 15. Individuals, trusts, estates, corporations and other noncorporate tax filers qualify for the extra time. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request an extension to Oct. 15 by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov.