Tax Relief Available for Storm Victims in Florida

The IRS is offering tax relief to victims of severe storm, winds and flooding that affected parts of Florida in late April.

Following official disaster declarations by FEMA, the IRS announced that tax relief would be available to affected taxpayers in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, and later added Okaloosa and Walton Counties. 

The IRS has postponed many deadlines that would normally fall between April 28 and October 15 to October 15, including the June 16 and September 15 deadlines for making quarterly estimated tax payments, as well as a variety of business tax deadlines.

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in covered disaster areas and applies automatic filing and payment relief. Affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at (866) 562-5227 to request relief.

More information is available here.

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