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IRS Extends Tax Payment Deadlines for Certain Taxpayers



March 19, 2020

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On March 18, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-17 in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s what you need to know:

  • For certain taxpayers IRS has extended the April 15, 2020 tax payment deadline to July 15, 2020
  • Applies only to income tax payments (including self-employment taxes on such income) that are due April 15, 2020; tax returns due on April 15 still must be filed on or before April 15 unless otherwise extended under the current rules
  • Individual taxpayers can postpone up to $1 million in federal income tax payments, while corporate taxpayers can postpone up to $10 million in federal income tax payments
  • If payment is not made on or before July 15, 2020, the unpaid amounts will be subject to interest and trigger penalties
  • Payments that are due that are in excess of the thresholds should still be paid by April 15
  • Whether state tax payments are still due on April 15 depend on the particular state, but many states are expected to follow the federal rule.

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Husch Blackwell’s Tax practice group will continue to monitor developments on the federal and state levels throughout tax season and during this unprecedented public health crisis. If you have questions regarding IRS Notice 2020-17 or other tax-law issues, contact Joe Pickart, Dan Geraghty or your Husch Blackwell lawyer.

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