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The House Ways and Means Committee wants the Internal Revenue Service to say if the April 15 tax filing deadline should be extended. The committee this week sent the IRS the letter asking about a possible extension because of the coronavirus outbreak.

In the letter, the committee said “we are concerned about the ability of the IRS to provide taxpayer assistance and process returns, as well as the ability of taxpayers, free tax preparation sites, and tax professionals to meet the filing deadline.”

The committee also asked the IRS to consider penalty relief from “certain filing and payment penalties for taxpayers and communities impacted by COVID-19.”

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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