Coronavirus Tax Relief: Filing and Payment Deadlines

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October 15 is the filing deadline for those who requested an extension

Taxpayers who requested an automatic filing extension should complete their 2019 tax returns and file on or before the October 15 deadline. Convenient electronic filing options, including IRS Free File, are still available. Although October 15 is the last day for most people to file, some may have more time. They include:

  • Members of the military and others serving in a combat zone. They typically have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file returns and pay any taxes due. For details, see tax information for members of the military.
  • Taxpayers in federally declared disaster areas who already had valid extensions. For details, see the disaster relief page on

Tax Deadlines Postponed to July 15, 2020

Most federal tax filing and payment deadlines from April 1, 2020, to July 14, 2020, are postponed to July 15, 2020. The postponements are automatic and apply to all taxpayers. You do not need to file other forms or call the IRS to qualify. Find detailed information in Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers.

If you need more time to file after the new July 15 deadline, or to file a form with a different deadline date, you may request a filing extension.

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