Burgess to Mnuchin: We Need to Help Provide Solutions During this Unprecedented Time
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health sent a letter today to Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting that he extend the deadline for Americans to file their federal taxes during the current public health crisis.
“Many Americans are being wise and practicing social distancing as we work to eliminate the spread of COVID-19,” Burgess said. “While I appreciate the steps already taken to defer tax payments for individuals and corporations, many American who have yet to file their taxes are limited in their ability to meet with tax professionals.
“Many tax professionals are rightfully concerned about the in-person interactions required to accurately prepare tax returns, and many constituents of the 26th district of Texas are concerned about the ability to file on time.
“To limit Coronavirus transmission and give taxpayers the flexibility to meet current needs, the Department of the Treasury should immediately extend the April 15th tax filing deadline.”
To read the full letter, click here.