Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday that taxpayers will have a three-month extension to file their taxes because of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. taxpayers will have a three-month extension to file their taxes because of the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
He said that at the president’s direction, “we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15.”
“All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Mnuchin added.
At the same time, he encouraged people who are set to receive refunds to file earlier so that they can get their money more quickly.
It’s not clear whether Mnuchin’s announcement has any bearing on state tax filing deadlines, and the Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Some states have already extended their deadlines.
The new deadline is one of many measures the federal government is taking to try to blunt the economic impact of the crisis, as claims for unemployment skyrocket and millions of Americans face economic uncertainty.
Earlier this week, the federal government announced foreclosure protections for the next 60 days. And federal regulators are ordering mortgage lenders to grant mortgage relief to homeowners who have lost income or their job.