The IRS posted today Filing and Payment Deadline Questions and Answers. These Q&As address the federal filing and payment extension to July 15 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. These Q&As currently include information on the additional extension to Oct. 15, first quarter estimated tax payments, IRAs and HSAs.

We also have a new IRS.gov page that provides updates on mission-critical functions of the IRS. This page provides an overview of changes related to IRS operations and guidance for taxpayers during this period.

We will continue to monitor issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak, and post updates on our special coronavirus page at IRS.gov/coronavirus.

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#IRS has a new section addressing questions and answers on tax filing and payment deadlines. See this and other information related to the #COVID19 tax relief at www.irs.gov/coronavirus

#IRS has posted answers to frequently asked questions on the filing and payment tax relief provided in response to the ongoing #COVID19 emergency. These questions and answers will be updated periodically. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus

You can now find a section addressing common question on tax filing and payment relief granted by #IRS in response to the #COVID19 outbreak. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Also, IRS.gov now has a live page with tips for taxpayers and tax pros – this includes basics for taxpayers and highlights of operational status in key parts of the agency.

Note that it previews some of the stimulus issues.

Here’s the link: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

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Shawn

Shawn S. Savage

Internal Revenue Service

Senior Stakeholder Liaison

Communications and Liaison

68 Sewall Street

Augusta, ME 04330

Voice: 207.480.6099

E-mail: Shawn.S.Savage@irs.gov