California Storm Victims’ Tax Deadline Pushed Back to May 15th

The IRS announced today that California storm victims have until May 15th to file any tax returns and make any payments that are due between now and May 14th, including the fourth quarter federal estimated tax payment due January 17th, partnership and S-Corporation tax returns due on March 15th, and individual and C-Corporation tax returns due April 18th.

The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This means that individuals and households that reside or have a business in Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba counties qualify for tax relief. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief. The current list of eligible localities is always available on the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.

Given continued storm damage, it would not surprise me to see additional counties (especially in Northern California) added to this list.  Friends of mine living in the San Francisco Bay Area told me of some incredible damage (local to them).

These extensions are automatic.  California’s Franchise Tax Board (the state’s income tax agency) automatically conforms to FEMA-related disaster extensions.

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