COVID-19 Tax Filing Relief

Author: John C. Saunders, CPA P.C. |


IRS has been directed to delay Income tax filings to July 15, 2020. Below is a link to an IRS question and answer web page for the delay in filing and payment of income taxes normally due in April:

How do I cancel or change the date a payment comes out on a return I already e-filed?

  • If you scheduled a payment through IRS Direct Pay, you can use your confirmation number from the payment to access the Look Up a Payment feature. You can modify or cancel a scheduled payment until two business days before the payment date. The email notification you received when you scheduled the payment will contain the confirmation number.
  • If you scheduled a payment through Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), click on Payments from the EFTPS home page, login, then click Cancel a Tax Payment from the left menu and follow the instructions. You must do so at least two business days before the scheduled payment date.
  • If you scheduled a payment as part of filing your tax return (authorizing an electronic funds withdrawal), you may revoke (cancel) your payment by contacting the U.S. Treasury Financial Agent at 888-353-4537. You must call to make a payment cancellation request no later than 11:59 p.m. ET two business days prior to the scheduled payment date
  • If you scheduled a payment by credit card or debit card, contact the card processor to cancel the card payment

The formal authority comes from IRS Notice 2020-18:

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