The IRS today announced that victims of storms and flooding in Louisiana will have until January 17, 2017, to file certain individual and business tax returns and to make certain tax payments.
The IRS release—IR-2016-105 (August 15, 2016)—also provides that workers assisting with relief activities and who are affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization qualify for relief.
Following the disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the IRS announced the relief for storm-affected taxpayers in the Louisiana parishes of:
The IRS reported that other locations in Louisiana and other states possibly may be added in coming days, based on damage assessments by FEMA.
The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on August 11, 2016, until January 17, 2017.
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