Matt Mowers, a former Donald Trump official and New Hampshire First Congressional District Republican candidate, on Tuesday called for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the tax deadline in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Mowers called for the IRS to extend the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15.
Mowers also called on his opponent, Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), to support the tax deadline extension.
The New Hampshire conservative wrote in a letter to Pappas, “During these challenging times, it is important for us all to pull together as Granite Staters and as Americans.”
I am writing to you because I have heard from many Granite Staters, particularly small business owners in New Hampshire, who are being hit particularly hard economically right now. They are concerned that they will not be able to make ends meet to pay their rent or their employees.”
As public leaders we need to do all that we can do to make life easier for them during this period of uncertainty.
To alleviate their burden, I ask that you support action to move the filing date for taxes from April 15 to July 15, so no one is unnecessarily burdened financially during this time. While our workers and small business owners need relief now, I believe Uncle Sam can wait to get his due.
“This type of common-sense idea is just one of many that will be needed in the days ahead – when we hope our elected officials can come together from both parties to put the well-being of our state and our nation first,” Mowers concluded.