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Covid Taxes

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

The government has pushed back the payment deadline to July 15th. It’s unclear whether existing interest and penalties up until April 15th will be waived. For the full and latest information on deferred payments, go directly to the IRS website:

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948

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Covid Taxes

IRS Quietly Closing Offices During COVID-19 Crisis

For a full list of services and resources still being made available to citizens, visit the IRS’s Coronavirus Tax Relief page at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus


Kelly Phillips Erb, Senior Contributor Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) isn’t shutting down completely – but it’s getting close. Some IRS call centers and return processing centers are closing in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 is the official name for the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins, as of March 23, 2020, there are 353,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 167 territories and countries. The United States has 35,345 confirmed cases with reported cases in every state; only China and Italy have more confirmed cases.

As a result, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act

Additionally, several Governors have issued stay-at-home orders. 

Read the full article by clicking directly through to:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2020/03/23/irs-quietly-closing-offices-during-covid-19-crisis-but-union-says-its-not-enough/#13a7c49e5cf0

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COVID-19: A Good Quarantine Supply List

Sheltering in place during this COVID-19 crisis does not need to be overly stressful with a little planning and some smart shopping. Here’s an excellent list of things for your quarantine preparedness plans, from the folks at realtor.com.

Practice physical distancing, wash your hands often, and wipe down surfaces. Stay safe!

Your Essential Quarantine Supply List: What You’ll Actually Need for a Few Weeks at Home

By Larissa Runkle | Mar 23, 2020

By now you’ve surely heard that store shelves have been emptied of toilet paper and hand sanitizer—and we totally get that that stuff is very necessary in a quarantine. But those aren’t the only things you’ll need to settle in for a few weeks (or more) at home.

So what else do you need? With the number of U.S. states issuing “shelter in place” orders growing, we wanted to put together a definitive quarantine supply guide—before the panic buying gets any worse.

After speaking with several medical and shopping experts, we rounded up the must-have items you’ll need for an extended stay at home—much of which you can buy online (amen!).

Read the full article here:

https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/coronavirus-quarantine-survival-supply-list/

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Covid Taxes

Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed. Even though the tax filing deadline has been extended, if you are expecting a refund, the sooner you file, the sooner you will get your money back!

For full and up to date information on the new IRS filing deadline, please visit the IRS website directly at:

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm953