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Filing date for federal and state taxes bumped to July 15

Posted at 4:06 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 10:23:40-04

GREAT FALLS — U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin said Friday that the IRS is moving the tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15.

Mnuchin made the announcement on Twitter, saying the move came at the direction of President Donald Trump. Mnuchin wrote: "All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties."

Governor Steve Bullock on Friday took similar action, extending the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers in Montana to July 15 in accordance with the new federal filing deadline.

Extending the state filing deadline is in line with an announcement from the IRS to extend its deadlines for federal income tax filing and payments to July 15.

Bullock said in a news release that the Montana Department of Revenue will be "lenient in waiving penalties and interest associated with late tax payments and the department will work with taxpayers on an individual basis."

The deadline for people making estimated tax payments for the first quarter of 2020 has also been extended to July 15. The due date for the second quarter remains July 15 at this time.