The IRS Extends the Filing Deadline for Tax Returns to July 15, 2020
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service has provided special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, by extending the 2019 tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
This extension of time to file and pay 2019 tax applies to individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self- employment tax.
This extended due date is automatic. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or contact the IRS in order to qualify.
This relief also extends the due date for making the first April 15, 2020 estimated tax payments to July 15, 2020 (please note that as of March 27, 2020, the second quarter estimated tax payment remains due June 15, 2020).
Please note - the IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible
For those who can't file by the July 15, 2020 deadline, everyone is eligible to request an additional extension to file their return. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request an extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker extended the 2019 state individual income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. The Massachusetts state income tax relief is automatic, and taxpayers to not need to file any additional forms to qualify.
Note – this extension information only applies to federal and MA income tax returns. Although many states are electing to adopt the extended due dates, this does not automatically apply to other state taxes. You should check with your individual state to determine the filing deadline.
More information regarding state tax filings are available at https://www.taxadmin.org/state-tax-agencies