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No more delays: What to know about July 15 tax deadline

Posted at 6:00 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 06:00:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Procrastinators your time is almost up. The deadline to file your taxes is July 15.

The regular due date of April 15 was pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic. Taxpayers must file or seek an extension by the new deadline or face a penalty.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The IRS is still waiting on over 11million people to file this year. If you need even more time there are some options.

“Everyone is entitled to a six-month extension,” said Angel Eason, and attorney with Legal Services of North Florida. “So you can easily file a form online or on paper. You can let the IRS know, 'hey I want six more months until October 15' to file your return.”

However, that extension does not mean added time to pay. So those planning on filing later should estimate what they owe and make that payment by July 15.

Legal Service of North Florida will walk you through the tax process free of charge.

We have a tax clinic here to help people with receiving a stimulus check,” said Eason. “We can also troubleshoot any other tax issues that they may have.”

For more assistance from LSNF click here and here.