The Internal Revenue Service pushed the tax payments at a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you owe to the IRS on your 2019 income tax return, you now must pay it until July 15, not April 15.
However, you must file your tax return by the April 15 deadline. So it remains the same for filing taxes. Same as any other year, you can file for a tax extension. You can learn more about filing for tax extension from here.
On top of the IRS postponing the tax payments to July 15, many states are also doing the same. Most recently, California pushed its tax payments deadline from April 15 to July 15. Regardless of where you’re at, we expect all states that impose income tax to follow the same.
As for filing a tax extension on your state income tax return, each state has its own differences. The only piece of advice we can give is to check in with your state’s revenue office.
There are also relieving news about tax refunds. The IRS stated that there won’t be any delays on taxpayer’s tax refunds and the agency will issue tax refunds at a faster pace so everybody gets their tax refunds as early as possible.
If you haven’t checked the status of your tax refund yet, you can o it via IRS’ Where’s My Refund tool on the IRS2go app. It can also be done on your browser as well. See your refund status below.