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DelBene Secures Tax Extension for Non-profit Hospitals, Universities, Other Tax-exempt Organizations

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Washington, D.C., April 10, 2020 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) applauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extending the 2019 federal tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits, hospitals, and universities from May 15 to July 15. On April 3, DelBene led a letter to the IRS calling for these changes and was joined by 33 members of Congress. 

“The IRS made the right decision to extend the tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations,” said DelBene. “Just like individuals and businesses, COVID-19 continues to create significant financial disruption for tax-exempt organizations, such as non-profit hospitals, and universities. Many of these organizations are on the front lines of responding to this pandemic in Washington state and around the country. They deserve relief and now will receive it.”

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act made several changes to the federal tax code and would have made filing taxes by the original deadline cumbersome for tax-exempt organizations. Many tax-exempt organizations are actively involved in the response to COVID-19 by treating patients, providing nutritional assistance, running testing facilities, and more.

On March 21, the IRS announced a 90-day income tax filing and payment extension for individuals and corporations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That extension did not cover several tax-exempt organizations and they were still expected to file federal tax returns and pay any taxes by the original deadline.

More information about the filing and payment deadline extension for tax-exempt organizations can be found here.
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