IRS: Tax filing deadline is May 17 this year

IRS: Tax filing deadline is May 17 this year

[Ed. – Oddly enough, this isn’t getting much coverage.  It should be a relief for a substantial number of people, so I’m not sure why.]

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service confirmed on Wednesday it will automatically extend the federal income tax filing and payment due date for individuals to May 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the IRS said individual taxpayers do not need to file any forms to qualify for the extension and will not pay penalties or interest on any taxes due that are paid between April 15 and May 17.

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