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Tax Day: Here’s What You Need To Know About Today’s Tax Deadline
The mid-May date is the last day for individuals to file and pay taxes
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The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy in ways that may affect your 2020 taxes. WSJ tax reporter Richard Rubin shares his tips for this unusual tax season. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann
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Updated May 17, 2021 12:02 pm ET
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The Internal Revenue Service delayed the tax filing and payment deadline for individuals to today, May 17, from April 15 for 2020 tax returns. However, the extension doesn’t apply to the deadline for estimated tax payments due for the first quarter of 2021. They were due on April 15, a deadline the IRS commissioner affirmed in Senate testimony on April 13.
The postponement responded to concerns raised by lawmakers and tax professionals that Americans need more time to file and pay taxes this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and recent legislation responding to it.
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