In honor of President Bush, taxpayers get an extra day to pay

The Internal Revenue Service has granted taxpayers an extra day to file and return any taxes that were due on Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to honor President George H.W. Bush.

Taxpayers will now have until Thursday, Dec. 6, to pay anything to the IRS that was due the previous day without penalty.

President Donald Trump issued an executive order closing all federal agencies on Wednesday. The United States Postal Service will also suspend services.

Family and friends of the 41st president will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m ET memorial service.

The IRS’ one-day suspension will also include “any federal income, payroll or excise tax deposit due on Dec. 5, including those required to be made through the Treasury Department’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS),” it said in a statement Tuesday night.