The IRS announced that taxpayers affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that took place on April 29, 2019, in Missouri may qualify for tax relief.
The IRS release—MO-2019-01 (July 11, 2019)—notes that the president declared a major disaster occurred in Missouri, and subsequently, the IRS announced that affected taxpayers in the following counties may qualify for tax relief: Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles. The list of counties was subsequently updated on August 6, 2019, to include: Callaway, Jefferson, Lewis, McDonald, Newton and Saline counties.
The available tax relief includes postponed deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area (including deadlines falling on or after April 29, 2019, and before August 30, 2019), by granting additional time to file through August 30, 2019. The relief applies for quarterly estimated income tax payments that were due on June 17, 2019, as well as the employment and excise tax returns due on April 30 and July 31, 2019.
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