Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced on March 21, 2020 that the federal income tax filing due date has been automatically extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The IRS further announced that taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, without incurring any penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers, as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

In addition, on Friday, March 19, 2020, at the direction of Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that it is extending the filing and payment deadline for personal income tax returns by 90 days to July 15, 2020. The extension also applies to Connecticut estimated income tax payments for the first and second quarters of 2020.

Both the IRS and the DRS have indicated in their public announcements that taxpayers anticipating a refund may still file before the new July 15, 2020 deadline.

This blog will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Photo of Louis B. Schatz Louis B. Schatz

Louis Schatz serves as Chair of Shipman & Goodwin’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group. From 2007 to 2017, Lou served on the firm’s seven-person Management Committee. He is the past Chair of the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Lou practices…

Louis Schatz serves as Chair of Shipman & Goodwin’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group. From 2007 to 2017, Lou served on the firm’s seven-person Management Committee. He is the past Chair of the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Lou practices in the areas of federal and State of Connecticut tax with attention to the representation of closely held businesses organized as limited liability companies, partnerships and S corporations; real estate joint ventures; and the representation of taxpayers involved in federal and Connecticut tax controversies (at the audit, appellate and court levels). He is a frequent lecturer on federal and State of Connecticut tax, partnership and limited liability company issues.

Photo of Robert L. Day, III Robert L. Day, III

Robert is a member of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group and practices primarily in the areas of federal, state and local taxation.  Robert regularly counsels a wide variety of taxpayers including individuals, manufacturers, insurers, media companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, and…

Robert is a member of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group and practices primarily in the areas of federal, state and local taxation.  Robert regularly counsels a wide variety of taxpayers including individuals, manufacturers, insurers, media companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, and asset management funds.  He also has experience representing these clients in tax controversies before the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and other taxing authorities.

Photo of Elva M. Saltzman Elva M. Saltzman

Elva Saltzman assists clients in matters related to federal, state and local taxation. While in law school, Elva served as a volunteer tax adviser for the Global Connections’ Tax Assistance Program at Penn State University, and as a research assistant for the International…

Elva Saltzman assists clients in matters related to federal, state and local taxation. While in law school, Elva served as a volunteer tax adviser for the Global Connections’ Tax Assistance Program at Penn State University, and as a research assistant for the International Sustainable Development Projects Law Clinic at Penn State Law. In addition, Elva worked as an intern for the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic of Philadelphia Legal Assistance.