The Internal Revenue Service is extending the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15 as part of a growing effort to stem the financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC reported. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the 90-day extension in a tweet today. The move gives Americans three months more than they normally would have to file their income tax returns for the 2019 tax year. The change in the federal tax deadline was preceded by a number of states, including Iowa, which on Thursday issued an order that extends filing and payment deadlines for income, franchise, and moneys and credits taxes with a due date on or after March 19, and before July 31 to a new deadline of July 31. Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed, said in a release the relief is welcome, but he also encouraged the small business community to aim to “complete and file 2019 tax returns by the original April 15 deadline, if possible, but know more time is available if you need it or are impacted by COVID-19.” NASE has developed a COVID-19 resource page for small businesses affected by the virus.