The IRS issued a release announcing that certain taxpayers affected by Tropical Storm Imelda have until January 31, 2020, to file individual and business tax returns and to make certain tax payments.
The IRS release—IR-2019-164—notes that the tax relief is provided with respect to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. The designated area includes the Texas counties of Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, and San Jacinto (added October 25, 2019).
Other locations may be added later to the “disaster area,” and if added, taxpayers in these areas would automatically receive the same filing and payment relief. The list of eligible localities is on the IRS disaster relief page.
The IRS grant of tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting with September 17, 2019. As a result:
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