Tax Relief for Washington Disaster Victims
The IRS announced that the April 15th filing deadline has been extended for victims in the state of Washington who were impacted by the mudslide and flooding disasters.
Affected taxpayers and businesses will have until October 15th to file their tax returns and pay any taxes due.The relief granted to victims also includes an extension for making IRA contributions, quarterly tax payments and filing quarterly payroll and excise tax returns that are normally due by April 15th.
The IRS said that relief will be automatically granted to those located in FEMA designated disaster areas of Washington.Additional relief may be provided, if needed, as investigations and assessments continue.
Any taxpayers qualifying for relief who were impacted but live outside of the designated disaster areas should contact the IRS at (866) 562-5227 for assistance.