The IRS has added nine more counties in North Carolina to an existing list of counties for purposes of tax relief being made available for certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Florence. The tax relief includes more time to file individual and business tax returns and to make certain tax payments.
The tax relief is available with respect to affected taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. As of September 17, 2018, the list of North Carolina counties identified as a FEMA-designated area was: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Lenoir, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Wayne. Read TaxNewsFlash
The IRS updated a release (NC-2018-03) on September 24, 2018, to add nine more counties—Hoke, Hyde, Johnson, Lee, Moore, Pitt, Richmond, Scotland, and Wilson—to the list of areas where taxpayers may be eligible for the tax relief measures.
The IRS thus has allowed more time for filing returns, paying taxes, and performing certain other time-sensitive acts for certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Florence in the North Carolina counties of Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnson, Lee, Lenoir, Jones, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson. The additional time applies to deadlines—either an original or extended due date—that occur on or after September 7, 2018, and before January 31, 2019.
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