IRS postpones April 15 tax deadline for Texas residents, businesses
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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service extended the April 15 tax-filing and payment deadline to June 15 for all residents and businesses in Texas, citing the damage caused by the recent winter storms and power outages in the state.
The delay also gives Texans more time for other tax-related filings, including estimated-tax payments, payroll-tax returns and contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts. The delays are automatic, meaning that taxpayers don’t have to file forms to obtain the benefits. The relief applies to people who live in Texas—more than 8% of Americans—and to people who have businesses there.
Residents of other states affected by the same storms and accompanying disaster declarations may also qualify for the same delay; the IRS will update the list of eligible locations on its disaster-relief website.
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The delays come amid some pressure from Congress to delay the tax deadlines more broadly.
A group of Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee last week asked the IRS to delay the April 15 deadline, citing the late start to the tax-filing season and continued difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.