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IRS plans to delay tax deadline to mid-May after chaotic year

IRS 1040 Taxpayers will have extra time to file their 2020 tax returns. Getty Images iStock
Patty Aguilar | 17 March, 2021, 23:17

But it had kept the filing deadline at April 15, resulting in a shorter filing season. Some, including members of Congress, are calling for it to be delayed, as it was past year during the opening months of the pandemic.

Acting in preparation of the potential extension of the federal tax deadline, Senator Paul Sarlo, the chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation that would extend the filing and payment deadline for state taxes as well.

Over 100 House members have signed a bipartisan letter asking the IRS on Tuesday to delay the April 15 tax filing date. The IRS is expected to delay the filing deadline by another month, a congressional source familiar with the matter tells NPR.

There are a number of ongoing factors that are posing a challenge for taxpayers, preparers and the IRS this year.

This will give taxpayers additional time to file their 2020 tax returns and pay any amounts owed to the IRS.

The IRS this year began accepting 2020 returns as late as February 12 instead of its customary January start date, NBC News.

Over the past year, Congress enacted four historic emergency stimulus packages to deliver relief to Americans through Economic Impact Payments, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Employee Retention Tax Credit. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons.

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