IRS Extends Federal Tax Filing Deadline for Hurricane Ian Victims in FL, NC, and SC
- Kris Hoffman
Sep 30, 2022
The IRS updated their Hurricane Ian-related tax relief measures on October 5, 2022, to include those affected by the storm in North and South Carolina and Florida. Victims in these three states now have until February 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The relief offered by the IRS extends to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), meaning that individuals and households that reside or have a business anywhere in Florida, North Carolina, or South Carolina will qualify. You can check to see if you live in an included area by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov.
Who Qualifies for Tax Relief?
This extension delays the deadline for various tax filing and payment deadlines occurring September 23, 2022, giving affected individuals and businesses until February 15, 2023, to file and make any payments that were originally due during this period.
If your 2021 individual return had a valid extension until October 17, 2022, you now have until February 15, 2023, to file. Please note, though, that because the payments for these 2021 tax returns were originally due April 18, 2022, those payments are not eligible for the Hurricane Ian tax relief measures.
Does This Tax Relief Measure Cover Anything Else?
The new February 15, 2023, deadline also includes quarterly estimated income tax payments originally due January 17, 2023, as well as the excise tax and quarterly payroll returns originally due on October 31, 2022, and January 31, 2023. If your business had an original or extended due date, you also have more time—including calendar-year corporations whose 2021 tax extension deadline Hurricane Ian expires October 17, 2022. Tax-exempt organizations with 2021 calendar-year returns with extensions expiring November 15, 2022, are also eligible for the Hurricane Ian extension.
For detailed information surrounding penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits, please visit the IRS disaster relief section of their website.
How Do I Claim This Tax Relief?
Filing and penalty relief are automatically provided to taxpayers with an IRS address recorded in the declared disaster areas. Should you receive a late filing or payment penalty notice from the IRS that you believe is eligible for tax relief, please get in touch with the IRS or your CRI advisor for assistance in sorting the matter.
Navigating the impact on your personal or business effects after a natural disaster is an understandably overwhelming process. As you get started, our compilation of disaster preparation and recovery resources can help guide you through casualty losses, business interruption claims, and a myriad of other matters. If a more thorough conversation is warranted, please contact your local CRI advisor for assistance.