Tax

ABC News and the Associated Press report that the income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’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.”

The administration had announced earlier in the week that it would delay the payments, a move that Mnuchin said would leave $300 billion in the economy at a critical time.

The move was applauded locally by congressional representatives in the WSPY listening area.