IRS Authorizes Extensions for Certain Tax Returns for Those Affected by the Hurricanes
By Robin A. Lloyd, Sr., J.D.
Although most taxpayers file their returns by the normal April 15 due date (March 15 for Corporations, Partnerships and other foreign entities), a large number of taxpayers will file automatic 6-month extensions in order to file their return by October 15 (September 15 for Corporations, Partnerships and other foreign entities). For certain taxpayers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the IRS has extended the September 15/October due dates to January 31, 2018.
The relief is granted to any taxpayers who reside in an area that FEMA has declared as qualifying for individual assistance after these storms. In order to determine if you qualify for the extended due date, click here for FEMA’s Disaster Assistance website and simply enter your address.