Tax Day moving to July 15 amid coronavirus crisis

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday that the deadline for filing federal taxes will move from April 15 to July 15 — a move to ease the burden the coronavirus outbreak has put on individuals and the economy.

“At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” he tweeted.

He clarified that taxpayers could still file for refunds now, tweeting: “I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to get your money.”

The move had been expected in some form since earlier this month.

President Trump addressed the change in his daily coronavirus task force briefing.

“Hopefully by that time we’ll have people getting back to their lives,” Trump said. “Families and businesses will have….

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