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Mnuchin to Urge Trump to Extend April 15 Tax Deadline Over Virus

  • Rolling back payment deadline may help citizens, businesses
  • Mnuchin says it could bring $200 billion liquidity in economy
Internal Revenue Service Forms Ahead Of 2018 Income Tax Deadline
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he supports extending the 2019 tax-filing deadline beyond April 15 to provide relief from economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and he’ll recommend that step to President Donald Trump.

Speaking on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Mnuchin said the delay would be a “good stimulus” for small businesses and individuals affected by the economic fallout from the global health crisis.