|Posted:||January 12, 2021 06:22 PM|
|From:||Representative Daniel J. Deasy|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolutions Calling for Extension of the April 15, 2021 Income Tax Filing Deadline|
|The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our country and continues to impact every state across this great nation. Millions of taxpayers are still unemployed and hundreds of thousands of businesses are struggling to survive. We must continue to do all we can to assist residents and business owners most impacted as the Commonwealth begins the distribution of the vaccine.
On March 20, 2020, the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service as well as the PA Department of Revenue provided special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak by extending the filing deadline for 2019 tax returns from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
This was a vital and important reprieve for those who were devastated with job loss and business closures due to the widespread impact of COVID-19.
I am, therefore, introducing a resolution calling on the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to extend the April 15, 2021 deadline for filing 2020 tax returns and a second resolution calling on the PA Department of Revenue and the Department of Community and Economic Development to extend the state tax deadline and local tax deadline respectively. These extensions would mirror those that extended the 2019 income tax filing deadline until July 15, 2020.
An extension is needed for the 2021 filing deadline for many reasons:
Since March 20, COVID case numbers have skyrocketed and our nation has experienced hundreds of thousands of deaths. And, although we are now in the very beginning phases of a vaccine distribution, we continue to battle with the virus and expect it will be many months until we can truly start turning the corner.
I hope you will join me by co-sponsoring these two vitally important resolutions that will provide much-needed relieve for taxpayers and small business owners.
Introduced as HR26
|Description:||#1. This resolution calls upon the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to extend the April 15, 2021 income tax filing deadline for 2020 until July 15, 2021.|
Introduced as HR25
|Description:||#2. This resolution calls upon the PA Department of Revenue and the Department of Community and Economic Development to extend the state tax deadline and local tax deadline respectively from April 15, 2021 to July 15, 2021.|