The federal government will push back the deadline for filing income tax returns, according to an article by The Hill.
Citing a Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, writer Naomi Jagoda reported that the deadline is being moved from April 15 to July 15. Earlier in the week, the department extended the due date for tax payments amid the coronavirus.
“All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Mnuchin tweeted.
“Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and tax preparers had argued that the filing deadline needed to be extended in addition to the payment deadline to minimize confusion for taxpayers and to ensure that people could receive the tax-preparation help that they need,” Jagoda wrote.