In the wake of tragedy, our nation always manages to come together to help those in needs. Everyone from rock stars, sports stars, movie stars, politicians, have pledged relief to those affected. Now, the IRS is doing their part to provide relief to those affected by this tragedy.
The IRS announced on Tuesday that victims of hurricane Irma in certain parts of Florida now have at least until January 31, 2018, to file individual and business tax returns and make certain payments.
This relief is similar the what was granted to victims of Hurricane Harvey last month.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said, “This has been a devastating storm for the Southeastern part of the country, and the IRS will move quickly to provide tax relief for victims, just as we did following Hurricane Harvey.”
The relief applied to anyone who resides in the areas designated by FEMA. Certain parts of Florida, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico are already seeing this tax relief with more designated areas likely to follow.
You can see the list of all the areas eligible by visiting the IRS disaster relief page.
The IRS did note that because returns from 2016 were originally due on April 18, 2017, those payments are not eligible.
This relief also includes business tax deadline, including the Oct. 31 deadline for quarterly payroll and excise tax returns. The disaster relief page greatly outlines all the reliefs and qualifications for those reliefs.