Wednesday, February 21, 2024

IRS extends Federal tax deadlines for residents in disaster-stricken counties

Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that the IRS has extended Federal tax filing deadlines to Oct. 16, 2023 for residents and businesses in counties in disaster-areas of California. In addition, farmers who choose to forgo making estimated tax payments and normally file their returns by March 1 will now have until Oct. 16 to file their 2022 return and pay any tax due. The Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses page has details on other returns, payments, and tax-related actions qualifying for the additional time. Taxpayers in the affected areas, including Colusa County, do not need to file any extension paperwork and they do not need to call the IRS to qualify for the extended time.

There are 44 counties in California considered to be in disaster areas.

“In times of crisis, it is helpful that the IRS give residents an extension to file and pay their federal taxes,” LaMalfa said. “(About) 70,000 North State residents have been facing tax uncertainty for years, but I am optimistic that this extended deadline will give Congress more time to pass our bipartisan bill to exempt Fire Victim Trust payments from Federal taxes.”■

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