The U.S. Attorney’s Office And The IRS Criminal Investigation Remind Taxpayers Of Upcoming Tax Filing Deadline; Urge Taxpayers To Remain Vigilant Of Scams

(STL.News) – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division reminded taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in tax and COVID-19 scams.

Due to COVID-19, the original filing deadline and tax payment due date for 2019 was postponed from April 15 to July 15.  Taxpayers filing Form 1040 series returns must file Form 4868 by July 15 to obtain the automatic extension to Oct. 15.

As the filing deadline approaches, taxpayers should beware of tax and COVID-19 related scams.  “Criminals use the tax filing deadline as an opportunity to steal personal and financial information”, said Acting U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes for the Western District…

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