​NATP Appeals to IRS Commissioner Rettig to Extend Tax Season

NATP has submitted a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig in support of an extension of the 2020 tax season for a minimum of 90 days. The letter addresses challenges NATP is hearing from its members who are experiencing the reality of navigating tax season amid the current COVID-19 situation.

"Our members are concerned that they will not be able to serve all their clients fairly by the April 15 deadline due to an inability to fulfill in-person appointments," said NATP Executive Director, Scott Artman. "Many tax practices are not set up to switch to functioning as a virtual tax office with under a month to go."

In addition to the technology challenges, tax offices are also seeing an interruption to their employees’ ability to work because of school closures causing childcare concerns.

The NATP comments echo those of a letter by the Committee on ​Ways and Means submitted to the Commissioner on March 10, 2020, which urged the IRS to evaluate a potential need to extend the tax filing season and ​consider relief from certain filing and payment penalties for taxpayers and communities impacted by COVID-19.

 

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