It’s just human nature. Offer people more time to do something, and they’ll take it.

The IRS announced this week that it is extending the tax deadline from April 15 to May 17. It’s a move many in the tax industry have been begging the agency to take.

What to know

  • Why is the IRS extending the tax deadline?
  • What happens when the IRS extends the tax deadline?
  • Will the extension delay my tax refund or stimulus payment?
  • I haven’t received a stimulus payment. Should I wait to file?
  • Who will the extension help?
  • Does the tax-deadline postponement also apply to quarterly estimated taxes?