IRS Could Help Taxpayers by Delaying Filing Deadline

The IRS has had a lot to contend with this filing season. The monthlong government shutdown hampered the agency’s ability to provide a level of service that would be adequate in a normal year, let alone in a year where taxpayers are learning how to benefit from lower tax burdens under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Amid all these issues, Congress, the administration, and the IRS can and should look to extend the filing deadline by a month to May 15.

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