California County Granted Months-Long Extension For Tax Deadline

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Monday (April 15) may be Tax Day for most of California, but residents in one county have been granted a months-long extension.

San Diego County residents have been granted a tax extension due to the severe flooding that occurred on January 22, 2024, per Fox 5. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the region a disaster area, which allowed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to postpone certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines, according to a release from the IRS.

Residents of San Diego County now have until June 17 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. This extension applies to deadlines that fell on or after January 21, 2024 and before June 17, 2024.

The IRS has urged anyone who needs an additional tax-filing extension beyond the June 17 deadline for their 2023 federal income tax return to request it electronically by Monday (April 15). If an extension is requested between April 15 and June 17, it can only be submitted on paper. Regardless of how the extension is requested, the taxpayer will then have until October 15, 2024, to file, though payments are still due on June 17, 2024.

The IRS will automatically identify taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and apply filing and payment relief. However, affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area should call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.

If an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS that has an original filing, payment, or deposit due date that falls within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate the penalty.

For more information on tax relief for San Diego County residents, visit the IRS website.

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