IRS offers extended deadlines for Harvey victims

IRS offers extended deadlines for Harvey victims

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The IRS is offering tax relief to victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit Louisiana on Aug. 27.

Residents and business owners in Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, DeSoto, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Natchitoches, Plaquemines, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, St. Mary, Vermilion and Vernon parishes may qualify for tax relief.

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in Louisiana.

From the IRS:

The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after Aug. 27, 2017 and before Jan. 31, 2018, are granted additional time to file through Jan. 31, 2018. This includes taxpayers who had a valid extension to file their 2016 return that was due to run out on Oct. 16, 2017. It also includes the quarterly estimated income tax payments originally due on Sept. 15, 2017 and Jan. 16, 2018, and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on Oct. 31, 2017. In addition, penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after Aug. 27, 2017, and before Sept. 11, 2018, will be abated as long as the deposits were made by Sept. 11, 2017.

Those affected who suffered losses because of the storm may also be eligible for other forms of relief.

Casualty Losses

For more, visit IRS.gov

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