Tax prep volunteers

Phil Schoner helps Ronna Simon prepare her taxes. While the Teton County Library is closed and the VITA free tax preparation services have been suspended for the season, those who need help filing their taxes can find advice at TCLib.org.

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Tax Day this year is now July 15.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced in a tweet that the date for filing federal income tax returns and making payments has been extended for three months to give some relief to taxpayers coping with the COVID-19 outbreak.

“At @realDonaldTrump’s direction,” he tweeted, “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.”

The announcement came just a few days after the IRS announced that the tax filing deadline was still April 15, but taxpayers had until July 15 to pay any amounts due.

The changes to the filing and payment date are intended to provide some relief to taxpayers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

As the Teton County Library is closed, the VITA free tax preparation program has ended for the season.

“Volunteers are completing all previously initiated returns,” according to the library’s website.

But those who still need help filing their taxes can find advice at TCLib.org/185/vita-free-tax-prep.

Blank tax forms and instruction booklets may also be found outside the library’s front door.

If you’re owed a refund, the IRS said, you should file your return as soon as possible.

This article has been updated to include new information about the IRS’ tax filing deadline, which has also been extended to July 15.— Eds.

Contact Jennifer Dorsey at jennifer@jhnewsandguide.com or 732-5908.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

(3) comments

TERRENCE MILAN

I'm going to pay my taxes on time. I've been setting aside the funds and you can't use them for anything other than toilet paper. Then the next deadline is Teton County. Bet they will like their piece too.

Erc Rtman

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-tax-day-deadline-july-20200320-gv6myzpzpnd7na27yq5xeo3fti-story.html

Kathleen Cisco

Actually your first headline was correct. The IRS initially only extended the payment deadline, but this morning they extended the filing deadline as well.

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