WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s official – even though it was announced in a tweet: the IRS is moving this year’s income tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, which is also the payment deadline.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted the information Friday morning, posting that all taxpayers and businesses have the additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.
Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, had pushed the Treasury Department hard for the delay and was thrilled President Trump approved the idea.
Many states have also delayed their filing and payment deadlines.
Governor Pete Ricketts said Friday afternoon that Nebraska state officials hadn’t had enough time to review the idea and that he expected to have more to say about it early this week.
While the filing deadline was pushed back 3 months, Secretary Mnuchin is still encouraging taxpayers who may be entitled to refunds to file as soon as possible so they can get their money.