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Tax Deadlines for California Storm Victims Extended

By Matt Sapowith, CPA, MST

The IRS and the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) have granted California taxpayers affected by winter storms who reside or have a principal place of business in a county where a federal disaster declaration was made more time to file tax returns and to make tax payments. Taxpayers not in a covered disaster area, but whose records necessary to meet a deadline are in one, also qualify for relief.  

The tax relief postpones tax filing and payment deadlines occurring between January 8, 2023, and May 15, 2023, to a new due date of October 15, 2023. 

Some of the filings and payments postponed include:  

  • Individual income tax returns due on April 18 
  • Business tax returns normally due on March 15 and April 18 
  • 2022 contributions to IRAs and health savings accounts 
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments normally due January 17 and April 18 
  • Quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on January 31 and April 30 

The current list of counties that qualify for this relief can be found here

If you qualify for this postponement, you generally do not need to contact the IRS or FTB to obtain relief. Relief is automatically granted for affected taxpayers who have an address of record located in one of the designated counties. However, if you still receive a late filing or late payment notice and the notice shows the original or extended filing, payment, or deposit due date falling within the postponement period, you should call the number on the notice to have the penalty abated.  

If you have questions or need assistance, contact MGO’s experienced State and Local Tax team

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