Tax Day deadline could be delayed until after the election due to coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

AMERICANS could be filing federal taxes after the 2020 election due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak has already pushed forward Tax Day to July 15 – but reports indicate this date could be delayed as far out as December 15.

Sources toldNBC News the White House is considering the matter, along with other economic relief measures that don't need Congressional legislation.

The Feds are also looking into whether Trump can take executive action to shield hard-hit businesses whose workers have contracted the deadly bug that has killed nearly 80,000 Americans.

NBC said lawmakers have discussed liability protection but officials consider it to be a top priority after the outbreak pummeled the US economy, resulting in mass infection and business closures.

The news comes ahead of a jobs report next Friday that is set to be the worst in history following millions of layoffs with advisors predicting a 20 percent unemployment rate.

By Thursday, 3.2 million more Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits, surging the total to 34 million in seven weeks, according to The Labor Department.

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