New IRS Tax Extension For California Storm Victims 

After the recent storms in California, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared that individuals and businesses that were affected by the storms now qualify for an extension on various tax returns. The tax relief extends various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on January 8, 2023. Due to this, affected individuals and businesses will have until October 16, 2023 to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. 

What Areas Qualify? 

 Individuals and households that reside or have a business in Alameda, Contra Costa, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare Ventura, Yolo and Yuba counties all qualify. 

What Filings Are Included In This Extension? 

  • 2022 Individual and Business Returns
  • Quarterly Estimated Tax Payment
  • Quarterly Payroll and Excise Tax Returns

You do not need to reach out to the IRS regarding these extensions. The IRS automatically provides the extension for those who have an address recorded in the areas affected by the disasters. 

If you have questions regarding whether or not you qualify, contact a tax professional today.