On October 7, 2020, the U.S. District Court ordered the IRS to apply an extension of the filing deadline for paper claims to October 30, 2020 (previously granted to certain community organizations) so that it would also apply to the claims of the incarcerated in the U.S. The Court thus extended the deadline for postmarked paper claims to October 30, 2020.

The Court also ordered the IRS to immediately correct misinformation on its website, issue accurate and updated guidance to its own employees on claimant eligibility, alert prison officials to the new extensions and other policy rulings, and send direct notice to incarcerated people about this now-expanded claims process.

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