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Does Your State Have a Deadline Extension This Tax Season?


Severe storms, tornadoes, floods, and mudslides have ravaged parts of the country during the past few months. If you were a victim of a natural disaster in an area designated as a federal disaster by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the IRS has likely extended various federal tax deadlines and other relief for you. Victims from different states – including areas in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Mississippi, New York, and Tennessee – now have extensions to file various federal individual and business 2022 tax returns and make 2022 tax payments and may qualify for tax relief at the state level as well. 

However, there are many people who have not been impacted or live in states that do not have an extension. You are still required to file on April 18th or file for an extension by that date if you live in the following states:

Alaska

Arizona

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Even if you live in one of the areas designated as a federally declared disaster, but you were not impacted and have not filed your taxes yet TurboTax has you covered and can help you file before the tax deadline.

If these storms impacted you, we want you to know TurboTax is here for you, and we want to keep you up to date with important tax relief information that may help you in this time of need. Note: extension dates and federal and state requirements are dependent on the state and county where you reside or have a business  – see more information for each state below.

Tax Relief for Impacted Tax Filers:

What are the extended deadlines to file tax returns and make payments for each state?

Alabama

Key Takeaways:

  • Federal and State Tax & payment deadlines are extended to October 16, 2023.
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • This applies to federal and state tax returns and tax payments. 

Federal Tax Relief 

In January, the IRS made an initial announcement that storm victims in parts of Alabama would qualify for tax relief. In February IRS later further extended the deadline to file various federal deadline individual and business tax returns and make tax payments until October 16, 2023. 

The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This means that individuals and households that reside or have a business in Autauga and Dallas counties in Alabama qualify for tax relief. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief. 

State of Alabama Tax Relief 

The Alabama Department of Revenue (ALDOR) is offering tax relief to Alabama individual taxpayers and businesses in federally declared disaster areas in Alabama where damage was caused by severe weather in January. The state tax relief mirrors IRS measures in the same declared disaster areas. 

Alabama taxpayers residing in areas designated as disaster areas by the federal government have until October 16, 2023, to file tax returns and make tax payments due on or after January 12, 2023, and before October 16, 2023. The relief applies to all taxes administered by ALDOR (except taxes and registration fees due under the International Fuel Tax Agreement and the International Registration Plan).

Arkansas

Key Takeaways: 

  • Tax deadlines & payment deadlines are extended to July 31, 2023. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • This applies to federal and state tax returns and tax payments. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced on April 3 that Arkansas storm victims have until July 31, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Currently, tax relief is available to any area designated by FEMA. This means that individuals and households residing or owning businesses in Cross, Lonoke and Pulaski counties qualify for tax relief. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief. Taxpayers in certain storm-impacted localities designated by FEMA will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief. 

State of Arkansas Tax Relief 

The Governor of Arkansas by Executive Order extended the 2022 individual state income tax filing date and individual state income tax payment date from April 18, 2023, to July 31, 2023, for those living in Pulaski, Lonoke, and Cross counties. This extension includes 2022 returns of Subchapter S Corporations, fiduciaries and estates, partnerships and composite returns. The requirement for a written request for an extension is waived for the duration of this emergency. 

California

Key Takeaways: 

  • Federal tax filing and payment deadlines are automatically extended to October 16, 2023 if you have an address of record located in a federally declared disaster area.
  • As announced by Governor Newsom, California individuals and businesses impacted by 2022-23 winter storms qualify for an extension to file and pay taxes until October 16, 2023.
  • According to the California Franchise Tax Board, residents and businesses located in the counties listed as covered disaster areas in the IRS January 10 announcement, IRS January 24 announcement, and IRS March 17 announcement are eligible for the extended tax relief.
  • The postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to residents and businesses located in Lassen.

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced that victims of these California storms have until October 16, 2023 to file various individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. Currently tax relief is available to any area designated by FEMA. This means that individuals and households that reside or have a business in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba counties qualify for tax relief. Taxpayers in certain storm impacted localities designated by FEMA will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.  

State of California Tax Relief 

The Governor of California announced that individuals and businesses who are impacted by  2022-23 winter storms qualify for an extension to file their state tax return and pay taxes owed until October 16, 2023. 

Residents and businesses located in the counties listed as covered disaster areas in the IRS January 10 announcement, IRS January 24 announcement, and IRS March 17 announcement are eligible for the extended tax relief. The postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to residents and businesses located in Lassen, Modoc, and Shasta.

Florida 

Key Takeaways: 

  • For April 12-14, 2023, storm and flood victims of Broward County had a federal tax deadline, and certain tax payment deadlines extended to August 15, 2023. 
  • For those in certain counties  impacted by Hurricane Idalia that started August 27, 2023, that had a 2022 individual tax return due on October 16, 2023 have until February 15, 2024. Since tax payments related to these 2022 tax returns were due on April 18, 2023 those payments don’t qualify for this relief. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.

Federal Tax Relief for April Storms and Flooding in Broward County 

The IRS announced that victims of severe storms and flooding that took place April 12-14, 2023 in Broward County, Florida, had until August 15, 2023 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. This means that individuals and households that reside or have a business in Broward County qualified for tax relief. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief.

Federal Tax Relief for Hurricane Idalia Victims 

Following the FEMA disaster declaration, the IRS announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Idalia that began August 27, 2023, in parts of Florida have until February 15, 2024 to file most tax returns that either an original or extended due date occurring between August 27, 2024 and February 15, 2024. 

The February 15, 2024, deadline also applies to quarterly estimated tax payments, normally due on September 15, 2023, and January 16, 2024. Businesses with an original or extended due date (including calendar-year partnerships and S corporations) whose 2022 extensions run out on September 15, 2023, and calendar-year corporations whose 2022 extensions run out on October 16, 2023, also qualify for the February 15, 2024 deadline. 

Penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after August 27, 2023, and before September 11, 2023, will be abated as long as the tax deposits are made by September 11, 2023.

Individuals that reside or have a business affected by the storm in the following counties in Florida qualify for tax relief: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia and Wakulla. 

State of Florida Tax Relief 

The state of Florida does not have an individual income tax. Since the IRS announcement, the Florida Department of Revenue has not announced any other form of tax relief.

Georgia

Key Takeaways: 

For January storm victims, individual federal tax and payment deadlines were extended to October 16, 2023. State tax and payment deadlines extended to May 15, 2023. This applied to federal and state tax returns and tax payments. 

  • For Hurricane Idalia victims: Individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 tax return (due to run out on Oct. 16, 2023) now have until February 15, 2024. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.

Federal Tax Relief 

January Severe Storms Relief

In January, the IRS made an initial announcement that storm victims in parts of Georgia would qualify for tax relief. In February, the IRS later further extended the deadline to file various federal deadline individual and business tax returns and make tax payments until October 16, 2023. 

The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This means that individuals and households that reside or have a business in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Spalding, and Troup counties in Georgia qualify for tax relief. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief. 

Hurricane Idalia Relief 

Similar to Hurricane Idalia relief provided to Florida and South Carolina, the IRS has announced individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Idalia in parts of Georgia. Taxpayers affected by Hurricane Idalia that began August 30, 2023, now have until February 15, 2024, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this time period. This is an extension to file for individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 tax return due to run out on October 16, 2023. The IRS notes that this is an extension to file but not an extension to pay, as payments related to 2022 tax returns were due on April 18, 2023. 

The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This means that individuals and households that reside or have a business within of of the following counties within Georgia qualify: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Emanuel, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Thomas, Tift, Ware, and Wayne counties. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief. 

State of Georgia Tax Relief 

January Severe Storms Relief 

The latest announcement by the Georgia Department of Revenue states that certain deadlines for taxpayers who were impacted by severe weather on January 12, 2023, have an extension until May 15, 2023, to file returns and make tax payments. This impacts Georgians in Butts, Crisp, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Pike, Spalding, and Troup counties. 

It is recommended that tax filers e-file with direct deposit, but if you are an affected taxpayer filing paper returns, you should write: “January 12, 2023, Severe Weather” across the top of any forms submitted to the Department. 

Hurricane Idalia Relief 

As of September 13, 2023, the Georgia Department of Revenue has not released any official announcements of tax relief for Hurricane Idalia victims. Check back for more updates.  

Indiana

Key Takeaways: 

  • Federal and state tax deadlines and payment deadlines extended to July 31, 2023. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • This applies to federal and tax returns and federal and state tax payments. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS has announced that victims of the Indiana storms have an extended deadline until July 31, 2023 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make payments. 

The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on March 31, 2023. As a result, affected taxpayers that reside or have business in Allen, Benton, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Johnson, Lake, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Sullivan and White counties have until July 31, 2023, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. 

State of Indiana Tax Relief 

The state of Indiana is granting tax filers who live or have businesses in certain areas declared a federal disaster due to storms on March 31 and April 1 until July 31, 2023 to file their 2022 state tax return.  Affected individuals, and households that reside or have businesses in Allen, Benton, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Johnson, Lake, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Sullivan and White counties have until July 31, 2023, to file their state tax returns and pay any taxes that were originally due.

Louisiana

Key Takeaways:

  • Individuals with valid extensions to file their 2022 federal tax return due to run out on October 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024. This is not an extension to payments related to 2022 tax returns as those payments were due on April 18, 2023. 
  • Taxpayers and businesses in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes qualify for this federal tax relief.

Federal Tax Relief 

As a result of the seawater intrusions in parts of Louisiana, the IRS has announced victims now have until February 15, 2024 to  file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.

Individuals and households that reside or have businesses in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes qualify for federal tax relief.

State of Louisiana Relief 

As of September 29, 2023 the state of Louisiana has not officially announced any state tax relief. Check back for more updates.

Maine

Key Takeaways: 

  • Individuals with valid extensions to file their 2022 federal tax return due to run out on October 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024. This is not an extension to payments related to 2022 tax returns as those payments were due on April 18, 2023. 
  • Individuals and households that reside or have a business in all 16 counties in Maine qualify for tax relief. 
  • The State of Maine is offering tax relief to victims of Hurricane Lee with returns and tax payments due on or after September 15, 2023, must be filed and paid on or before February 16, 2024. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Lee anywhere in Maine. These taxpayers now have until February 15, 2024 to file varios federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 return due to run out on Oct. 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024. The IRS noted, however, that because tax payments related to these 2022 returns were due on April 18, 2023, those payments are not eligible for this relief. So, this is more time to file your taxes, not more time to pay.

State of Maine Tax Relief 

In the October 2023 publication of the Maine Revenue Service announced Maine tax filing relief for those located in federally declared disaster areas. Taxpayers who reside or have a business located in a federally declared disaster area will qualify for relief. Note that the relief includes extended return filing due dates but does not include tax payments originally due before the disaster date. Victims of Hurricane Lee returns and tax payments due on or after September 15, 2023, must be filed and paid on or before February 16, 2024. To qualify for relief, affected taxpayers should write “HURRICANE LEE” across the top of their return. 

Massachusetts

Key Takeaways: 

  • Individuals with valid extensions to file their 2022 federal tax return due to run out on October 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024. This is not an extension to payments related to 2022 tax returns as those payments were due on April 18, 2023. 
  • Individuals and households that reside or have a business in all 14 counties in Massachusetts qualify for tax relief. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Lee anywhere in Maine. These taxpayers now have until February 15, 2024 to file varios federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 return due to run out on Oct. 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024. The IRS noted, however, that because tax payments related to these 2022 returns were due on April 18, 2023, those payments are not eligible for this relief. So, this is more time to file your taxes, not more time to pay.

State of Massachusetts Tax Relief 

As of October 4, 2023 the state of Massachusetts has not officially announced any state tax relief. Check back for more updates. 

Mississippi

Key Takeaways:

  • Federal and State tax & payment deadlines extended to July 31, 2023. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • This applies to federal and state tax returns and tax payments. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced that victims of the harsh storms that occurred in parts of Mississippi now have until July 31, 2023 to file various individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments.

The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on March 24, 2023. As a result, affected taxpayers that reside or have business in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties have until July 31, 2023, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. 

State of Mississippi Tax Relief 

Mississippi will follow IRS extensions granted to victims of severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that took place from March 24, 2023 to March 25, 2023. Taxpayers who reside or have a business in Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties have until July 31, 2023, to file individual income tax returns, corporate income and franchise tax returns, passthrough entity tax returns and quarterly estimated payments that were originally due during this period.

The state of Mississippi will work with any taxpayer who resides elsewhere but whose books, records, or tax professionals are located in the disaster areas. 

New York

Key Takeaways:

  • Federal Tax & payment deadlines extended to May 15, 2023. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • This applies to federal tax returns and federal tax payments. 
  • For New York state tax returns and tax payments you must file for an extension by April 18, 2023. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced on March 24 that New York winter storm victims now have until May 15, 2023 to file various individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments.

The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred between December 23 and December 28, 2022. As a result, affected individuals and businesses in Erie, Genesee, Niagara, St. Lawrence and Suffolk counties will have until May 15, 2023, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. 

State of New York Tax Relief 

If you or your business was affected by the blizzard of 2022 in Erie, Genesee, Niagara, St. Lawrence, and Suffolk counties and you need more time to file you can request an income tax extension or corporate tax extension online. If you need help filing your extension contact the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. 

South Carolina

Key Takeaways:

  • Individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 federal tax return due to run out on October 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024. This is not an extension to payments related to 2022 tax returns as those payments were due on April 18, 2023. 
  • Individuals and households that reside or have businesses in all 46 counties in South Carolina qualify for federal tax relief. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS announced on September 6th, that taxpayers and businesses affected by Hurricane Idalia in all 46 counties in South Carolina qualify for tax relief. These taxpayers now have until February 15, 2023 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and pay any taxes that were originally due from August 29, 2023 through February 15, 2023. Individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 federal tax return due to run out on October 16, 2023 now have until February 15, 2024 to file their 2022 federal tax return. This is not an extension to payments related to 2022 tax returns as those payments were due on April 18, 2023. 

The February 15, 2024, deadline also applies to quarterly estimated tax payments, normally due on September 15, 2023 and January 16, 2024. Businesses with an original or extended due date (including calendar-year partnerships and S corporations) whose 2022 extensions run out on September 15, 2023 and calendar-year corporations whose 2022 extensions run out on October 16, 2023, also qualify for the February 15, 2024 deadline. 

Penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after August 29, 2023, and before September 13, 2023, will be abated as long as the tax deposits are made by September 13, 2023.

State of South Carolina Tax Relief 

As of September 6, 2023, the State of  South Carolina has not officially announced any state tax relief. Check back for more updates. 

Tennessee 

Key Takeaways:

  • Federal tax & payment deadlines extended to July 31, 2023. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • This applies to federal tax returns and tax payments. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS has issued relief for Tennessee storm victims and they now have until July 31, 2023 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. This means that individuals and households that reside or have business in Cannon, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lewis, Macon, McNairy, Rutherford, Tipton and Waynes counties qualify for relief. 

State of Tennessee Tax Relief 

While the state of Tennessee does not have an individual income tax, the Tennessee Department of Revenue has announced an extension for those businesses located in a designated disaster area. The Department of Revenue has extended the franchise and excise tax filing and payment deadlines to July 31, 2023. 

Vermont 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Federal tax extension deadline extended to November 15, 2023. 
  • This November 15, 2023 extension applies to federal tax returns that had a valid extension to file their 2022 tax return due to run out October 16, 2023. 
  • Tax payments related to 2022 tax returns that were due on April 18, 2023 are not eligible for relief. 
  • To qualify, you must have an address of record located in the disaster area.
  • Filing of 2022 Vermont personal income taxes with a valid federal or Vermont extension now have a deadline extended to November 15, 2023. If you were impacted
  • Corporate and business income tax (including estimated payments) that were due between July 7 and November 15, 2023 will automatically be extended to November 15, 2023. 

Federal Tax Relief 

The IRS has issued relief for victims of flooding in Vermont Individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 return due to run out on October 16, 2023 now have until November 15, 2023 to file their tax returns on extension. The IRS noted, however, that because tax payments related to these 2022 returns were due on April 18, 2023, those payments are not eligible for this relief. Quarterly estimated income tax payments, normally due on September 15, 2023, now have until November 15, 2023. The same relief is extended to quarterly payroll and excise tax returns, normally due on July 31 and October 31. Businesses with an original or extended due date including calendar-year partnerships and S corporations whose 2022 extensions run out on September 15, and calendar-year corporations whose 2022 extensions run out on October 16, have until November 15, 2023. 

State of Vermont Tax Relief 

Vermont taxpayers that were impacted by flooding and unable to meet tax deadlines between July 7, 2023 and November 15, 2023 will have until November 15, 2023 to file and pay taxes. The Vermont Department of Taxes has identified that the follower taxpayers impacted by the flood will automatically be extended to November 15, 2023: 

  • Corporate and business income tax (including estimated payments) 
  • 2022 Individuals income taxes with a valid federal or Vermont extension 
  • Estimated person income and fiduciary income tax payments originally due Sept. 15, 2023
  • Payroll withholding tax 
  • Sales and use tax
  • Meals and room tax

If you were impacted by the flood and have Vermont tax obligations not listed above due between July 7 and November 15, 2023, you can request an extension by contacting Vermont’s Taxpayer Services Division. 

What do I need to do to claim the federal tax extension? 

The IRS automatically provides filing and penalty relief for Federal tax returns to any taxpayer with an IRS address of record located in the disaster area. Taxpayers do not need to contact the IRS to get this relief. However, if an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS that has an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date falling within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the number on the notice to have the penalty abated.

The tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by the harsh storms and is based on local damage assessments by FEMA. For information on disaster recovery, visit disasterassistance.gov.

If you are not a victim, but you are looking to help those in need, this is a great opportunity to donate or volunteer your time to legitimate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charities who are providing relief efforts for storm victims.

Check back with the TurboTax blog for more updates on disaster relief.

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Katharina Reekmans is an Enrolled Agent and a contributor to the TurboTax Blog team. Katharina has years of experience in tax preparation and representation before the IRS. Her passions surround financial literary and tax law interpretation. She has a strong commitment to using all resources and knowledge to best serve the interest of clients. Katharina has worked as a senior tax accountant, operations manager, and controller. Katharina prides herself on unraveling tax laws so that the average person can understand them. More from Katharina Reekmans

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