tax day

Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET

U.S. taxpayers will have a three-month extension to file their taxes because of the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.

He said that at the president's direction, "we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15."

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

At the same time, he encouraged people who are set to receive refunds to file earlier so that they can get their money more quickly.

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April 15th is traditionally tax day, and those who procrastinate find themselves scrambling to get their forms filed by midnight.

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As tax day approaches, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning taxpayers to be on the alert for potential scams by tax preparers.