IRS pushes April 15 USA tax deadline to May 15

Last year, the filing date was pushed back to July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This will offer taxpayers more time to file as well as pay any taxes owed.

Now that the American Rescue Plan was signed by President Biden, the IRS could be acting to extend the April 15 deadline to May 15, 2021 and New Jersey should be prepared to align the schedules, Senator Sarlo said.

That will give taxpayers more time to file tax returns and settle bills.


The effects of the mounting backlog at the IRS have been vast: The delays have kept some Americans from receiving their tax refunds for months while preventing some cash-strapped workers and companies nationwide from taking advantage of a wide array of additional programs that Congress authorized to blunt the economic impact of the pandemic.

"Compounding these complicating factors, the IRS did not begin the 2020 filing season until February 12, 2021, almost three weeks later than usual, creating a lot less time for constituents and businesses to file taxes overall", Raskin and Pascrell wrote. The agency is working to send millions of stimulus payments as it processes 2020 tax returns. As of Wednesday morning, the agency says they have sent out 90 million stimulus payments. Those residents and businesses have until June 15, 2021 to file their 2020 taxes.

Maryland and Oklahoma recently delayed their state income tax filing deadlines.

The deadline previous year to file 2019 taxes was extended to July 15, as the coronavirus pandemic exploded in many states.

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