Federal income tax filing and payment deadline extended to July 15

March 23, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020, to relieve some of the financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how this may affect you.

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On March 20, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the federal income tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. This is in addition to an earlier announcement that the deadline for federal income tax payments is extended to July 15. These extensions are intended to relieve some of the financial hardship caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what it means to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ministers and employees:

  • Individual federal tax returns normally due on April 15 are due on July 15 this year, the same day federal tax payments are due.
  • This extension also applies to taxes on self-employment income.
  • The extension applies to taxes due for the 2019 tax year and estimated tax payments for the first quarter of 2020.
  • If you are unable to file your taxes by July 15, you can request an extension using IRS Form 4868; however, any unpaid balance will still be due in July.
  • The July 15 deadline applies to federal taxes only. State tax deadlines vary by state (check your state treasury department website).
  • The IRS is waiving interest, penalty, or addition to tax for failure to pay tax return payments postponed by the relief extension for the period April 16, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

Although the deadline has been extended, U.S. Department of the Treasury officials recommend filing tax returns by April 15, if possible, in order to take advantage of refunds — if payable — as soon as possible.

For more information visit the U.S. Treasury website.

If you need additional information or guidance about this information, call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).