Government officials are reminding taxpayers the federal income tax filing and payment deadline is Wednesday (July 15) and to continue to be on the lookout for scam artists.
US Attorney for South Dakota Ron Parsons and IRS Acting Special Agent in
Charge Adam Steiner encourage people who owe taxes, even if they have a filing extension, to review their situation and pay what they can by the deadline to avoid penalties and interest. For people facing hardships, including those affected by COVID-19, who cannot pay in full, the IRS has several options available on IRS.gov/payments.
Steiner says taxpayers who are unable to pay their taxes in full should act as quickly as possible because interest and penalties can accumulate rapidly as more time passes.
In addition, Parsons and Steiner reminded taxpayers scammers are looking for ways to steal your personal information and your money. The IRS will not contact you by phone, email or social media to ask for personal information. They say if you are contacted that way, it is a scam.
Due to COVID-19, the original filing deadline and tax payment due date for 2019 was postponed from April 15 to July 15.
For official information, go directly and solely to IRS.gov.
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