Federal and Wisconsin Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

April 01, 2020 by Attorney Stefanie E. Trinkl

The Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21, 2020, that the April 15 deadline for filing and paying federal income tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue has also extended its filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. The extensions were issued in response to the president’s March 13 declaration of a National Emergency.

The filing extension will automatically apply to all individual, corporate, and fiduciary returns. Taxpayers will not need to contact the IRS or file any additional paperwork to receive the July 15 extension. If a taxpayer is unable to file or make a payment by the July 15 deadline, an additional extension can still be requested using Form 4868.

Any taxpayers who anticipate receiving a refund are encouraged to file as soon as possible. Electronic filing and direct deposit are the quickest methods to receive your refund.  Most refunds are expected to be dispersed within 21 days of being received by the state or the IRS.