U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) led a bipartisan letter with her New York congressional delegation colleagues calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to move back the April 15th tax filing deadline and immediately release specific details on pending tax filing and payment relief for taxpayers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
“New York has been one of the hardest hit states in the country by coronavirus, and the outbreak seems to get worse each day,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice. “Our healthcare workers are working around the clock, sacrificing so much of their personal time to help those in need. Given this unprecedented crisis, we must extend the time for filing any return or extension beyond the current deadlines. I am proud to lead this effort with my delegation colleagues to provide families in New York and across the country with the urgent tax relief they need to make it through these difficult times.”
Joining Rice on the letter are U.S. Representatives Peter King (NY-02), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Greg Meeks (NY-05), Grace Meng (NY-06), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Max Rose (NY-11), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), José Serrano (NY-15), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), John Katko (NY-24), Joseph Morelle (NY-25), Brian Higgins (NY-26).
The full text of the letter can be found here.