Tax filing deadline extended, taxpayers urged to get refunds now

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A 1040 tax form appears on display, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in New York. The IRS is delaying tax refunds for millions of low-income families as the agency steps up efforts to combat identity theft and fraud. Starting in 2017, a federal law requires the tax agency to delay refunds until Feb. 15 for people […]

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WASHINGTON (WCMH) — Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin says the deadline to file taxes has been extended to July 15.

Mnuchin said on Twitter he moved the deadline at the direction of President Trump.

“All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Mnuchin said.

Mnuchin encouraged all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now and get their money.

“I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to get your money,” Mnuchin said.

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