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Kansas City extends earnings tax deadline

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Posted at 7:53 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 12:53:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, March 27 | The City Council passed the ordinance proposing the Kansas City, Missouri, earnings tax deadline be moved from April 15 to July 15. This moves the city deadline to match state and federal deadlines.

The decision was made Thursday and automatically goes into effect for all taxpayers effected.

ORIGINAL STORY, March 26 | Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas proposed an ordinance Thursday that would extended the deadline to pay city earnings tax.

The proposal would move the deadline from April 15 to July 15.

“To help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout our region, we’ve asked everyone who can stay home to do so—and it’s up to elected leaders to make that as easy as possible,” Lucas said in a release. “My heart breaks knowing that those most economically affected by this Stay at Home Order are our service workers and those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Extending the Kansas City e-tax payment deadline will help provide our working families some relief as our community together navigates this unprecedented public health crisis.”

The federal tax deadline has already been pushed back to July 15, as have the Missouri and Kansas deadlines.

The ordinance will be up for approval at Thursday's City Council meeting.