Covid-19: How tax deadlines are changing. Plus, paid sick leave for self-employed.

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A bit of good news amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Due to the outbreak, the IRS has extended the federal tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, but state tax deadlines vary and might still be April 15 for your state.

Important tax deadline notes

  • Federal deadline: Extended to July 15.
  • State deadlines: Might still be April 15 for you. Each state is deciding whether and how to update their own tax deadlines.
  • Expecting a refund? Filing sooner is better: If you’re expecting a refund, it’s still in your best interest to file ASAP so you can receive your refund. (You can file free online with our partner Credit Karma Tax.)
  • If you’re not sure if you’ll get a refund, you could quickly check using Credit Karma’s “Estimate Your Refund” tool.

Corovirus paid sick leave

Self-employed individuals are now eligible for 10 days of paid sick sick leave from Covid-19 or quarantine.

  • To get the money, you’ll claim tax credits when filing your taxes. The credits will update your tax return amount.
  • If you have an employer that can give you sick leave, you’re not eligible for this.
  • Read more about Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

We are all in this together. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let us know below.


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