Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance: Tax Deadline Remains April 15 with Tax Payment Deferment to July 15

March 17, 2020

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Today, the Treasury and IRS issued guidance on yesterday’s news of a tax payment deferment. The guidance states that federal tax returns must still be filed by April 15, unless paperwork is submitted by the individual or corporation for a six-month tax extension.

The federal individual and corporate income tax payment due date related to the 2019 tax year and first quarter estimates for 2020 will be deferred by 90 days to July 15, 2020.

This means that individual taxpayers can delay paying their income taxes on up to $1 million owed, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, without being subject to interest or penalties.

Corporate taxpayers are also being granted 90 days to pay up to $10 million in federal taxes owed without interest or penalties.

This deferment of federal tax payments will result in about $300 billion of additional liquidity in the economy in the near term, according to a press release issued today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Some states have also announced extensions and deferments, an updated list of state actions is available from the AICPA here.

We will provide additional updates and details as they are made available. If you have any immediate questions, please reach out to your Aprio Relationship Partner, or contact us here.

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Mitchell Kopelman

National Leader in Aprio’s Technology Practice, and Tax Partner, Mitchell works with SaaS companies in FinTech, HealthTech, Transaction Processing, Blockchain and Gaming. Whether a company is pre-revenue, starting up, growing, or preparing for a liquidity event, Mitchell works with them to maximize their potential at each stage. He is known for promoting research, innovation and entrepreneurship by enabling companies to be successful, regardless of where they are in their business lifecycle.

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