Tax Alerts
November 30, 2020
Tax Briefing(s)

Ohio Deadline Update 3/28/2020

On March 28th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 197 to, among other things, extend the filing and payment dates for state, municipal, and school district income taxes by the same period as any federal income tax extension granted in response to the COVID-19 disease outbreak.  Effectively this changed the April 15th deadline to July 15th.

This is the first time in my career that major tax legislation has been passed during the middle of tax season.  Fortunately the change in the filing/payment deadline gives us the time to gain an understanding of the new laws and make sure we are preparing your tax returns in the best way possible.

This has certainly been the most unsual and, in many ways, difficult tax season we've ever experienced.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to provide the highest level of service in these turbulent times.

IRS Tax Return Deadline Postponed

On March 18, 2020, the IRS issued guidance providing that it would waive penalties and interest on tax payments for 90 days, though not postponing the due date for filing 2019 tax returns. However, on March 20, 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced via Twitter that the IRS and Treasury have delayed the due date for filing 2019 tax returns to July 15, 2020. At this time, no further guidance has been issued. However, the Senate’s draft of the Corona Virus Aid Act released on March 19, 2020 also included a delay of the filing deadline to July 15, 2020.

It is expected that state and municipal governments will follow the IRS action and delay their due dates as well, but this is not confirmed.

Just like all of you, the Corona virus has affected our office and home lives. While we continue to work, we cannot be as efficient as we are under normal circumstances and, unfortunately, the pace of preparation and review of tax returns has slowed. As in the past, we will work on returns in the order they were received, but, at this point, we cannot guarantee that all clients’ returns will be finished by April 15th.

Since this is a rapidly changing situation, we will try to post updates here as information becomes available from reliable, official sources.

We appreciate your trust and confidence and ask for your patience during this unusual time. Please be safe, stay healthy and may God bless you and your families.


David R. Kirkey, CPA, CFP


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