IRS Commissioner: No plans to extend tax season beyond April 15

In February 23 testimony before the House Appropriations Committee Financial Services Subcommittee, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said that IRS is not planning to extend the April 15 filing deadline despite requests from several House Democrats.

Rettig also noted that a final decision on the matter hasn’t yet been reached. “We have our eyes on it…we’re aware of it. We’re aware of people who are asking for it,” Rettig said. But he noted that extending the filing season creates confusion for taxpayers while “backing up” the IRS.

On February 18, several House Ways and Means Committee Democrats, led by House Oversight Subcommittee Chair Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., sent a letter to Rettig in which they asked him to extend the filing season until July 15.