The federal prosecution and the Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminded taxpayers that July 15 is the deadline for paying their taxes and alerted to citizens on scam schemes related to Covid-19.
Prosecutor Stephen Muldrow indicated in written statements that the deadline for payment of taxes for taxable year 2019 is approaching. The original date was for April 15. but, due to the pandemic, it was postponed to July 15.
Taxpayers who file Form 1040 series tax returns must file Form 4868 before July 15 to obtain the automatic extension until July 15. October.
People facing difficulties paying in full, the IRS has several options available to help.
The IRS urges taxpayers to visit IRS.gov as soon as possible to explore these options and avoid accruing interest and penalties after the July 15 deadline.
A As the filing deadline approaches, taxpayers should be wary of tax and Covid-19 scams.
“We continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and bring justice to those who exploit the current public health crisis to enrich themselves. I urge citizens to remain vigilant and skeptical of any phone call, email, or website requesting personal information or bank information, while promising money or services that seem too new to be true, "said Muldrow.
For his part, Michele J. De Palma, special agent in charge of the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) division, said he has continued to see a "tremendous" increase in a variety of payment scams economic impact and other financial schemes. The CI continues to work with its law enforcement partners to stop these schemes and bring criminals to justice. ”
Taxpayers can report Covid-19 related scams to the National Center for Disaster Fraud.
Taxpayers can also report fraud or theft of their Economic Impact Payments to the Inspector General of the Treasury for the Tax Administration (TIGTA). Unsolicited emails (phishing) that appear to be from the IRS should be sent to [email protected] .
For the most up-to-date information on tax filing deadlines and scams on behalf From the IRS, taxpayers can visit IRS.gov .