In late March, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that they will be postponing the U.S. federal income tax return filing and payment deadlines until July 15, giving individuals and businesses more time to file returns and pay taxes. This was announced as part of the measures due to the COVID-19 situation.
This news will be a relief to some Americans living in Canada as well as green card holders. Even though these individuals get an automatic extension of two months to file their US tax returns, they would have still had to pay their taxes by the April 15th deadline. Canadians who file U.S. nonresident income tax returns to report wages subject to U.S. income tax withholding are also normally required to file tax returns and pay tax by April 15, so will also benefit from this extension.
The extensions do not require any specific requests with the IRS, as they are automatic. It applies to income tax returns for the 2019 taxation year.
If you are expecting a refund however, it is advisable to still file your taxes as soon as you can.
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