Friday, July 10, 2020
Tax Day is Wednesday, July 15
The coronavirus has resulted in a lot of changes, including the deadline to pay federal taxes or apply for a refund. Usually, tax day is April 15. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, tax day was moved to July 15, which is next Wednesday. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that there will not be another delay in tax day.

If you haven’t filed your tax return yet, now’s the time. While there won’t be a blanket delay in the deadline to file tax returns, individual taxpayers can request an extension to file until October 15 by submitting Form 4868. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.
My 2020 end of session newsletter is now available. If you want a printed copy, shoot an email to or call my office at (907) 269-0240.

The newsletter includes information on the work of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee and how the Alaska Legislature responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What will you do if someone in your family gets sick from the coronavirus? Maybe it's time for a COVID-19 plan that will spell out what to do if you are sick.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to produce a handy document that will help you and your family prepare for what to do if someone gets sick.
Businesses across Alaska are trying to stay open while protecting the safety of their customers and employees during a pandemic.

Recently, the State of Alaska unveiled the COVID-Conscious Business Toolkit, which features downloadable Alaska themed signage and artwork to encourage safe practices like social distancing and using masks or face coverings.