Tax filing deadline extended; Tax Aide sites closed
April 1, 2020
In March, the IRS extended the deadline to file taxes to July 15, in an effort to help with the impact from the COVID-19 virus. Also in March, AARP closed all of its Tax Aide free tax assistance sites, nationwide. They will remain closed until further notice. For updates, call 2-1-1.
There are online options for free assistance with self-preparation, such as http://www.myfreetaxes.com and IRS Free File ( http://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free .) Each provider has their own criteria, so MyFreeTaxes.com (no income limit but only certain forms are free) might be a good choice for some but not for other Alaskans who have lower income and need to file forms like Schedule A or Schedule D.
Questions? On March 29, the IRS posted an extensive list of Q&As about the new deadlines at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers.