Tax Deadline Extension Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all free tax prep events through April 15 are canceled.
This decision is based on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement this weekend that residents 65 and older isolate themselves, as well as the CDC’s recommendation to cancel any gatherings of 50 or more people. On March 16, the White House took that step further by encouraging Americans to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
Of particular importance to us is to protect those individuals most vulnerable and limit the spread of the virus.
What we know:
Federal and California State tax return deadlines have been extended and are now due by Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
What we recommend:
Prepare your tax returns at creditkarma.com, a free resource for preparing most basic tax returns for both federal and state filing.
What to expect:
If conditions change before July 15, 2020, we hope to re-open select tax sites.
We also hope to hold some larger events after April 15.
We will keep you posted with updates if the federal due date gets extended. We will continue to update this website as changes in recommendations throughout the tax season.
For those of you who are not technology savvy or do not have access to a computer to file taxes on your own, we are planning to hold some Super Events as soon as it is safe to do so. In addition, certain sites may be able to offer tax preparation through September.
Please check back at YourFreeTaxPrep.org or call 800-500-4931 in the Sacramento, Yolo, Amador, or Placer county region for updates about in-person events in these areas.
For those of you who are not able to make it to in-person events prior to July 15, 2020, we recommend mailing the IRS Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension by July 15, 2020.
In California, this form can be mailed to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Fresno, CA 93888-0045. You will have until Thursday, October 15, 2020, to file your tax return.
Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented tax season. Please stay safe and healthy.