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    Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Posted by Jonathan Ciccotelli on Mar 18, 2020 7:41:48 PM
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    Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued guidance (Notice 2020-17) allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. 

    The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.  This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline. 

    The relief provided is available solely with respect to Federal income tax payments (including tax on self-employment income) due on April 15, 2020, in respect of an affected Taxpayer’s 2019 taxable year and Federal estimated income tax payments (including payments of tax on self-employment income) due on April 15, 2020, for an affected Taxpayer’s 2020 taxable year.

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    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, COVID-19

    Jonathan Ciccotelli

    Written by Jonathan Ciccotelli

    Jonathan Ciccotelli is a Vice President in Meaden & Moore’s Tax Services Group. He enjoys running, cycling, and cheering on his kids at sporting events.

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