An extension to file is not an extension to pay taxes. For most taxpayers the filing and payment deadline was postponed until July 15. Those who need more time to file beyond the postponed date, can request an extension to file. Taxpayers must request an extension to file by July 15. This gives them until October 15 to file their tax return. An extension to file is not an extension to pay. Taxes must be paid by July 15.
The IRS agency is back to processing paper tax returns sent by mail, issuing direct deposit refunds and accepting electronic payments. However, taxpayers who mailed a paper tax return will likely experience a longer wait time. Those who have already mailed a paper tax return should not file a second tax return electronically or write the IRS to check on the status of their mailed return or Economic Impact Payment.