El Paso, Texas (KTSM) – Under normal circumstances, today would be the deadline for filing your federal taxes but the last year has been anything but normal.
Back in March, the IRS announced that it was pushing the deadline to June 15th for those filing taxes in Texas.
In a statement the IRS commissioner said the agency wanted to do everything it could to help taxpayers through the strange situation caused by the pandemic.
Terry Hansen, a local tax preparer with Jackson Hewitt, tells KTSM the deadline extension helps many people who either are financially impacted by the pandemic, or too sick to file their taxes.
However, he said people should still file as soon as possible if they can.
“I just don’t want them to wait, they don’t need to wait. You’re going to wait and all of a sudden something’s going to happen and you wont get it done and if you owe taxes, you’re going to get penalized,” Hansen said.
He said some people are even filing for extensions up to October.
Hansen also mentioned people who recently had a baby, should file as soon as possible to benefit from the child tax credit payments beginning in July.