IRS Postpones Individual Filing and Payment Deadline to May 17
On March 17, 2021, IRS issued the following news release:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.
The title of the press release, "Treasury and IRS extend filing and payment deadline to May 17" confirms that the payment deadline is extended as well.
The announcement ends speculation that has been swirling since the filing season began. IRS stated in a more detailed announcement:
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