The IRS today issued a release announcing tax relief to taxpayers in areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The IRS release [PDF 75 KB]—IR-2016-135 (October 17, 2016)—provides that certain individuals and businesses will have until March 15, 2017, to file their individual and business income tax returns that were extended through October 17, 2016. The tax relief is available to taxpayers in areas that have been designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance. The IRS release states that taxpayers located in counties that are added later to this disaster area will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.
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