Coronavirus COVID-19 tax relief resources

Find COVID-19 / coronavirus tax relief resources including the July 15 deadline for payments and filing and links to other resources, continually updated

March 25, 2020

Editor’s note: This page will be updated as new information is available. Last updated 3/26/2020 at 10:00 am (CST). 

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 prompted tax relief provisions including the extended deadline and other health-related tax benefit relief.

For information, news, and updates about what H&R Block is doing during this time, please visit the Coronavirus Tax Impact page in the Tax Information Center.

For other information about the COVID-19 virus, people should visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health information.

The Tax Institute's Insights

IRS News Releases

  • IR-2020-59, IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance program
  • IR-2020-58, Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed
  • IR-2020-57, Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave
  • IR-2020-54, High-deductible health plans can cover coronavirus costs

IRS Guidance

  • Notice 2020-21, Employer tax credits effective dates for leave paid related to COVID-19
  • Notice 2020-18, Tax filing deadline relief related to COVID-19
  • Notice 2020-17, Tax payment deadline relief related to COVID-19
  • Notice 2020-15, High deductible health plans and expenses related to COVID-19

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