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IRS announces tax relief for Hurricane Sally victims

September 22, 2020


The IRS announced today that victims of Hurricane Sally have until Jan. 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Individuals and households who reside or have a business and those whose principal place of business is located in in Baldwin, Escambia, and Mobile counties qualify for tax relief.

Certain deadlines falling on or after Sept. 14, 2020, and before Jan. 15, 2021, are postponed through Jan. 15, 2021 including:

• Individual and business tax filers that had a valid extension to file their 2019 return due to run out on Oct. 15, 2020 (tax payments related to these 2019 returns were due on July 15, 2020, those payments are not eligible for this relief)
• Third quarter estimated tax payment due on Sept. 15
• Quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on Nov. 2
• Tax-exempt organizations, operating on a calendar-year basis, that had a valid extension due to run out on Nov. 16

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area should call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief. Additionally, if an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or payment penalty notice from the IRS that falls under the postponement period, they should contact the IRS.

The full IRS notice can be found here

If you have questions, please reach out to your Wilkins Miller contact.