Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

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On Friday, March 20, 2020, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin released a statement that the federal tax filing deadline has moved in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new deadline of July 15, 2020, corresponds with the tax payment deadline previously rescheduled earlier in the week.

The details of this release can be found HERE.


Due to the extenuating circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our office has closed to the public and our employees are working from home.

In many ways, the work we do for you will not be impacted. However, we are moving forward with the following policies in place:

  • Tax returns that can be e-filed and e-signed will be completed first. This is simply because we are unable to maintain face-to-face appointments at this time.
  • We encourage you to use our client portal as much as possible to send all documents needed to complete your return securely.
  • Tax returns that require face-to-face consultation, paper review, and/or hard signatures will be completed as soon as we are able to return to normal working procedures. At this time, we do not know the exact date that will happen, but we will keep you informed of ongoing changes and developments regarding COVID-19.


We understand that this situation can be extremely frustrating. We empathize with what you are feeling as we all navigate this pandemic situation together. Please know we are doing all that we can to complete work in an accurate and efficient manner.

If you have any questions regarding the latest update regarding the federal tax filing deadline, or simply want to chat about your current situation, please do not hesitate to contact our office.