Federal tax-filing DEADLINE has been moved to July 15th.
In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today, March 20th, that the tax filing deadline will move from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have an additional three months to file and make payments without interest or penalties. He went on to encourage taxpayers to file their taxes as scheduled to ensure they get refunds in a timely matter.
At the time of this communication, the State of Alabama has not released any updates on possible deadline extensions or waived penalties, but we anticipate the same relief being granted.
Should you want to proceed with filing your taxes in the coming days, please know that we are operating in a semi-remote environment. RTBH offices remain open with limited on-site staffing and continued telephone answering. We do have a secure client portal as well as secure email if you need to send sensitive documents electronically. Should you need instructions to set-up a secure client portal, please call 251.473.5550 and our receptionist can help you. If you need to drop anything off at our office, we have placed boxes outside the door for your safety and convenience. These boxes are being watched and will be collected continuously. Your RTBH partners and accountants are processing returns as information is brought in, uploaded via our client portal, or sent via our secure email. As Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said, we do encourage you to file your taxes as soon as possible if you are expecting a tax refund.
Continued best wishes to all for your health and safety.
The Partners of
Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP