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The Deadline To File Federal Taxes Has Been Moved To July Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

All taxpayers and businesses will have additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.

Last updated on March 20, 2020, at 11:15 a.m. ET

Posted on March 20, 2020, at 10:58 a.m. ET

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Alan Rosen (left), owner of the Junior's restaurant chain, bumps elbows with an employee who has just picked up a paycheck in New York.

Taxpayers in the US will have three more months to file their federal tax returns after Tax Day was pushed back to July amid the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Friday.

The deadline to file taxes is being moved from April 15 to July 15, Mnuchin said on Twitter. There will be no interest or penalties for returns filed during this additional time.

At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.

"I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to get your money," Mnuchin said.

The new deadline applies only to federal tax income payments. Several states have already extended their own tax filing deadlines to different dates.

The Trump administration's announcement comes as the US economy is reeling from the impact of the pandemic. Coronavirus-related layoffs have caused a huge spike in the number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the US.

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