The Internal Revenue Service is planning to delay the April 15 tax filing deadline as it grapples with a massive backlog of 24 million returns it has yet to process since the 2019 tax year. The agency is considering setting the filing deadline for either May 15 or May 17, but a decision has not been finalized. May 15 is a Saturday and the IRS typically delays filing deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday to the next business day, so the final deadline for filers may be the following Monday–May 17. The filing extension would give taxpayers additional time to meet their tax obligations in what many consider one of the most complicated tax seasons in decades.

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing remains open and will continue to monitor federal and state law tax changes. For questions or further information relating to the tax filing deadline and the new relief bill, please contact Attorney Britany E. Morrison.