The IRS has delayed a tax return filing deadline, citing a ruling by the Supreme Court that said it must pay refunds to taxpayers who were wrongly evicted from their homes.
The IRS announced Friday that it had extended the deadline by a week.
The deadline was originally set for June 12, but the IRS has extended the deadlines by a month and a half.
It was initially expected to file its returns by mid-May, but that is no longer possible.
The Supreme Court ruled that the IRS must pay a refund to taxpayers whose homes were “foreclosed” on by the IRS.
The ruling came on the heels of a court ruling that the government should have to pay back all the tax it owed to people who had been evicted and then evicted again.
The ruling is an extension of a ruling last month by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which said the IRS had violated the tax law by delaying the refund deadline.
The decision is expected to be appealed.
The Internal Revenue Service says it is preparing to file a tax returns filing extension order for taxpayers who received eviction notices that were not valid and are not related to their housing situation.
The IRS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The tax agency is also issuing new rules that will require taxpayers who are evicted for other reasons to complete the required return by April 10.
The agency said in a statement that it is working with its tax attorneys to implement the rules.
The agency is expected, however, to file new guidelines for filing tax returns by May 6.
The extension means taxpayers who have been evictions for more than three months, and who owe taxes in excess of $10,000, will have to file their tax returns in person.
The deadline has been extended by a day to May 10 for those filing a joint return and a day for those with a single-income taxpayer.