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Tax day moved to July 15; state orders have local impact

While COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the United States, policies seem to be ever-changing on the national, state and local levels.

Of particular note on the national level, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced an IRS ruling that tax day for individuals and businesses is July 15, rather than April 15. That ruling covers both 2019 tax returns and payments due as well as estimated tax payments.

Along those same lines, the Phillips County Treasurer will, through April 20, accept first half payments (originally due March 2) without interest. The second half payment will be due June 15.

The first half payment without interest cannot be made through the online system, so the treasurer’s office asks that checks or cash payments be placed in the drop box located in the east parking lot of the Phillips County Court House or sent in the mail to P.O. Box 267, Holyoke, CO 80734. Be sure to include either an account number or an address when paying.  


Colorado sees several state orders

Between the governor’s office and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the state has seen many changes in day-to-day life.

Starting on March 11, when he declared a state of disaster emergency, Gov. Jared Polis has issued numerous executive orders related to the coronavirus outbreak. These orders have closed downhill ski resorts and schools. One put a stop to elective and nonessential surgeries and procedures  to preserve personal protective equipment and ventilators in Colorado. The most recent ordered employers to reduce in-person workforces by 50% in noncritical businesses.

Public health orders from the CDPHE this month have restricted visitors at skilled nursing facilities and limited gatherings to no more than 10 people. Bars, restaurants, theaters, gyms and casinos have been closed. “Nonessential personal services” were later added to that list, closing hair and nail salons, massage and tattoo parlors, and spas.

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Holyoke Enterprise

970-854-2811 (Phone)

130 N Interocean Ave
PO Box 297
Holyoke CO 80734