Updated Resources and Guidance from the IRS

October 15 deadline nears for taxpayers who requested tax filing extensions

For taxpayers who filed an extension, the October 15, 2020, due date to file their 2019 tax return is near. Taxpayers should file their tax returns on or before the October 15 deadline.

An IRS news release on this topic includes information and links to tools to help taxpayers with:

  • Choosing direct deposit for refunds
  • Paying federal taxes electronically
  • Setting up ways to pay – for those who still owe, pay as soon as possible to reduce any penalties and interest

Click here.


New form for businesses and other entities to report identity theft

If you think someone is using your business name or Employer Identification Number (EIN) to submit fraudulent tax returns or Forms W-2, complete and submit Form 14039-B, Business Identity Theft Affidavit (PDF) (click here), to report identity theft to the IRS. This form is for use by businesses, trusts, estates and tax-exempt organizations. To prevent processing delays, make sure to submit all the requested documents and sign Form 14039-B.

For information on identity theft and when to file Form 14039-B, go to the websites for Report Identity Theft for a Business (click here) and the Identity Theft Central (click here).