The IRS has extended the October 15 deadline and other upcoming deadlines, providing expanded tax relief for victims of Hurricane Michael. The IRS is offering this relief to any Major Disaster Declaration area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for either individual or public assistance. Currently, this includes the counties of Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington in Florida. You can check the list of eligible localities on the Hurricane Michael page on fema.gov. The extension applies to deadlines—either an original or extended due date—that occurred on or after October 7, 2018 and before February 28, 2019. The eligible taxpayers have until February 28, 2019 to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments.
You can read the latest news from the IRS relating to Hurricane Michael here.
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