2019 Tax Filing Season Extended to July 15, 2020.

Coronavirus postpones tax filing deadline to July 15

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Coronavirus postpones tax filing deadline to July 15

The deadline for filing tax returns will be postponed three months to July 15 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced.

At President Trump’s direction, Mnuchin 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.”

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Tax Preparers Face Penalties on EITC Returns

IRS to Penalize Preparers for Failure to Attach Form 8867

For tax year 2012, IRS is sending notice of penalty letters to nearly 800 preparers who received the warning Letter 4989 and continued to submit EITC claims without the Form 8867.

Starting with the 2013 tax year, IRS will penalize all preparers who do not submit or attach the Form 8867,* Paid Preparer’s Earned Income Credit Checklist, with both electronic and paper EITC returns or claims for refund.

IRS will penalize these preparers $500 for each failure to submit or attach the form.

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