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Originally Published: Mar 10, 2021
Originally Published: Mar 10, 2021 Last Updated: Mar 17, 2021 6 min read
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UPDATE: The IRS announced Wednesday that the federal filing deadline has been moved to May 17.

"This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a news release.


With tax season in full swing and a new round of stimulus checks on deck, a growing chorus of legislators and industry leaders is pushing the IRS to postpone Tax Day for the second year in a row.

The federal income tax filing deadline is set, as it more or less has been since 1955, for April 15. That's when taxes are due. The issue is that in 2020, the IRS moved the date to July 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, people want the 2021 deadline to be extended, too.