The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that victims of Hurricane Ian that ravaged Florida last month now have until February 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns.
As per a release, IRS indicated that individuals and households affected by Hurricane Ian residing or operating a business anywhere in Florida would qualify for tax relief.
This means individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2021 return, due to run out on October 17, 2022, will now have until February 15, 2023, to file. However, the IRS noted that because tax payments related to these 2021 returns were due on April 18, 2022, those payments are not eligible for this relief.
The website post also indicated that the February 15, 2023 deadline applies to the quarterly estimated tax payments, usually due on January 17, 2023, and to the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns, usually scheduled on October 31, 2022, and January 31, 2023. Businesses with an original or extended due date also have the additional time, including calendar-year corporations whose 2021 extensions run out on October 17, 2022.
The penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after September 23, 2022, and before October 11, 2022, will be abated as long as the tax deposits are made by October 11, 2022.
IRS urges affected taxpayers who have received a late filing or late payment penalty notice with an original or extended filing, payment, or deposit due date that falls within the postponement period to contact the IRS.
For more information, visit https://www.irs.gov/.