The IRS today issued a release announcing that certain taxpayers in Louisiana that were affected by Hurricane Delta (beginning date October 6, 2020) now have until February 16, 2021, to file individual and business tax returns and to make certain tax payments.
As explained in the IRS release—IR-2020-236—the tax relief is available with regard to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as qualifying for individual assistance, or the parishes of: Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vermilion.
The IRS release notes:
The IRS automatically provides filing and penalty relief to any taxpayer with an IRS address of record located in the disaster area. Therefore, taxpayers do not need to contact the agency 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 is directed to call the telephone number on the notice to have the penalty abated.
In addition, the IRS will work with any taxpayer who lives outside the disaster area but whose records necessary to meet a deadline occurring during the postponement period are located in the affected area.
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