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.
Update: The IRS has announced that the tax season will begin January 28, 2019 to start filing your 2018 tax returns!
Did you try calling the IRS?
Many taxpayers are confused as to how the government shutdown will affect the 2019 tax season. If you pick up the phone and contact the IRS, you’ll receive a short message instead of the typical menu. “Welcome to the IRS. Live telephone assistance is not available at this time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible,” is what you hear when you call their toll free number.
Overall, this means that all IRS offices are closed because of the government shutdown. Read on to find out what you need to know for this tax season.