IRS could delay tax filing deadline till mid-May


WASHINGTON (CNN) — You may get an extra month to pay your taxes this year. The IRS plans to delay the tax filing deadline until mid-May, according to an official.

The IRS official reports the government wants to give Americans more time because the pandemic has complicated the tax process for some.

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The delay would also help the IRS, which is still processing millions of 2020 tax returns, sending out a new round of stimulus checks, and dealing with new unemployment benefits and expanded child tax credits.

But, there is a catch. Even if the IRS chooses to extend the deadline, in most cases, state taxes will still be due by April 15th.

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