Hurricane Ida Tax Relief Extended to February 15 For Part or All of Six Qualifying States
Victims of Hurricane Ida in six states now have until February 15, 2022, extended from January 3, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.
The updated relief covers the entire states of Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The current list of eligible localities is always available on the Around the Nation section of the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.
As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until February 15, 2022, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. This means individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2020 return that ran out on October 15, 2021, will now have until February 15, 2022, to file. The IRS noted, however, that because tax payments related to these 2020 returns were due on May 17, 2021, those payments are not eligible for this relief.
The February 15 extended deadline also applies to quarterly estimated income tax payments that were due on September 15, 2021, and January 18, 2022. This means that taxpayers in these areas can now skip making their estimated tax payments for both the third and fourth quarters of 2021 and instead include them when they file their 2021 returns.
The February 15 deadline also applies to the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on November 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022. Businesses with an original or extended due date also have the additional time including, among others, calendar-year partnerships and S corporations whose 2020 extensions ran out on September 15, 2021, and calendar-year corporations whose 2020 extensions ran out on October 15, 2021. It also applies to calendar-year tax-exempt organizations whose 2020 extensions ran out on November 15, 2021.
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