IRS Creates Coronavirus Tax Relief Website

John (Rusty) Davis, CPA

The IRS has created a website dedicated to the COVID-19/Coronavirus. According to the agency, the site focuses on steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the virus. So far, the site features recent guidance issued in Notice 2020-15 and News Release IR 2020-54, which permit High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) to cover coronavirus costs without a deductible or cost-sharing. The site also references other IRS online resources (mostly pertaining to tax compliance), such as “Free File” and “Where’s My Refund?” The IRS will update its coronavirus tax relief website as new information is available. The site can be accessed at www.irs.gov/coronavirus .