The IRS has delayed the tax season until Feb. 12 due to COVID-19.
They will begin accepting e-filed returns for tax season 2021 on this date due to testing the IRS systems. This is also to ensure eligible taxpayers receive the Recovery Rebate Credit for their remaining stimulus payments.
This tax season has been swamped with one situation after another.
Countless taxpayers may be stressed out with taking care of their families, working from home (if they’re able to), and trying to adjust to their daily lives. With filing a tax return being the last thing on their mind, the July 15 deadline came as fast as it left.
If you find yourself worrying about needing extra time to file, don’t worry, we’re here to help.
One word to describe the 2020 tax season would be unpredictable.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, taxpayers were allowed extra time to file their 2019 tax returns. This meant more time to spend with your loved ones during this time and a less stressful tax season with an extra month to file.
Luckily, the IRS gave taxpayers tax relief for filing and payments. With tax day already gone, you have until October to e-file.
Continue to keep reading on how to file your 2019 taxes.
Important dates to remember
July 15, 2020: The last day to file and pay your 2019 taxes without accumulating tax penalties. It is also the last day to file for a tax extension. The final day to postmark your 2016 tax refund.
October 15, 2020: The last day to file extensions and to electronically file your tax return to the IRS.