Question of the Day: What is the deadline for filing your 2019 tax return?

Mar 22, 2020
Taxes, Question of the Day

Answer: July 15, 2020


  • Just like school work, why is it important to know the deadline to file your tax return?
  • What would be your advice for the 73% of tax filers who receive a tax refund? File as soon as possible or wait until July 15th?
  • What would be your advice for the 27% of tax filers who owe the government additional taxes? File as soon as possible or wait until July 15th?
  • What is the typical tax deadline?

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Behind the numbers (CNBC):

The IRS is extending the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15 as part of a growing effort to stem the financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday [March 20th]. The move gives Americans three months more than they normally would have to file their income tax returns for the 2019 tax year, without incurring interest or penalties.


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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.