As coronavirus (COVID-19) developments change hour by hour, the AARP Foundation has decided to suspend tax-aide services until further notice.
"A top priority for us is ensuring we are protecting those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers," the company said in a statement. "We will continue to assess whether we can open again in some or all sites for the remainder of the tax season and if the tax season is extended."
According to CBS News, the Trump administration will likely push back the April 15 deadline to file taxes as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus' effects on U.S. households and businesses.
In a letter sent to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), members of the House Ways and Means Committee wrote "We are concerned about the ability of the IRS to provide taxpayer assistance and process returns, as well as the ability of taxpayers, free tax-preparation sites, and tax professionals to meet the filing deadline."
Legislators also noted the IRS already has authority to extend filing deadlines by up to six months, as well as to waive penalties.
To check for updates on the tax-aide sites, click here or call 1-888-227-7669.
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