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IRS Delay Of Tax-Return Payment Deadline

On March 17, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced in a press conference that the payment due date has been delayed by 90 days (to July 15) for individual taxpayers. This applies to federaltaxup to $1 million owed with tax returns. No interest or penalties apply until after July 15.


Taxpayers will get a three-month reprieve to pay the income taxes they owe for 2019, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday at a news conference.

As part of its coronavirus response, the federal government will give filers 90 days to pay income taxes due on up to $1 million in tax owed, Mnuchin said in Washington. The reprieve on that amount would cover many pass-through entities and small businesses, he said.


Corporate filers would get the same length of time to pay amounts due on up to $10 million in taxes owed, Mnuchin said.

During that three-month deferral period, taxpayers won’t be subject to interest and penalties, he said.

You should still get your 2019 income tax return in to the federal government as soon as possible, especially if you’re due a refund and need cash.

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