Federal, state tax filing deadlines extended

Both the IRS and the state of Alabama have extended the dates for filing income taxes as part of efforts to stem the financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic.

The IRS is extending the federal income tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced March 20. The shift gives Americans three months more than usual to file their income tax returns for the 2019 tax year, without incurring interest or penalties.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced March 23 that the state income tax filing due date also is extended from April 15 to July 15.

Alabama taxpayers also can defer state income tax payments due on April 15 until July 15 without penalties and interest.