Saved By the Hurricane
Have you been so caught up with the craziness life is bringing you that you forgot to file taxes after your extension? Well, you’re in luck. The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the state of Florida. Lucky for you, the whole state of Florida, all 67 counties, is qualified by FEMA for individual or public assistance.
This declaration permits the IRS to postpone deadlines for taxpayers or businesses included in the disaster area. Any deadlines falling on or after September 4, 2017 and before January 31, 2018 are now granted additional time to file returns. The additional time is through January 31, 2018. So, if you forgot to file your tax return, had a valid extension, and live in the state of Florida, you now have until January 31, 2018 to file your return.
The declaration is not only limited to tax returns, any deadline issued by the IRS that resides between September 4, 2017 and January 31, 2018, is extended to January 31, 2018. This includes but is not limited to quarterly estimated tax payments, quarterly payroll, excise tax, tax exempt organizations with calendar year basis.
If you are contacted by the IRS with a late filing or penalty notice that had an original due date between the postponement period, please call our office so we can contact the IRS on your behalf to abate the penalties. The IRS should automatically identify everyone in a covered disaster area, but sometimes they might be missed. If you’re a taxpayer that has been affected by the Hurricane but does not reside in the covered disaster area, call our office now. We can still contact the IRS and request disaster tax relief for you.
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