Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tax Day postponed to July 15 because of pandemic

Happy Tax Day!  I mean that sincerely this year because the deadline for filing federal and most state income taxes, including here in Michigan, has been delayed until July 15 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  CBS News has the story in What the 2020 Tax Day deadline extension means for you.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the IRS and Treasury Department extended the tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15.  Tax attorney Sahang-Hee Hahn joins CBSN to discuss the implications of the delay and how it could also impact the anticipated stimulus check.
No tax marches, at least in person.  Instead, Tax March is hosting a petition-signing campaign on their website.  Clicktivism while staying safe at home — that's better than marching in person right now.  Maybe conditions will be safer for public assemblies in July, the new tax filing and payment deadline.  Either way, that's when I plan on returning to my usual topics for Tax Day of highlighting inequitable taxation and demanding President Trump release his tax returns.  There are more immediate concerns today.

Stay tuned for retrospectives for Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday.  The subjects will be adding states to the Union and stars to the flag, followed by holidays.  I've managed to tie the two together on this blog, thanks to Flag Day and Pina Colada Day.

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