IRS Tax Relief for Storm and Flood Victims

March 16, 2016

Severe storms and flooding in Louisiana tax relief postpones tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers whose homes, principal place of business or critical tax records are located in any of the declared disaster areas. Individuals who reside or have a business in Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, De Soto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, La Salle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Richland, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll and Winn parishes may qualify. The exemptions are available for individual income, corporate income and franchise, fiduciary, partnership and partnership composite taxes and estimated tax payments with original or extended due dates on or after March 8, 2016 and on or before July 15, 2016. As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until July 15, 2016 to file these returns and pay any taxes due. This includes the estimated tax payment for the first quarter of 2016, normally due April 15, 2016.

For more information, including the complete list of taxes and due dates eligible for this filing extension, read Revenue Information Bulletin 16-010: Tax Relief to Individuals and Businesses Affected by Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding.

The IRS link below is updated as parishes are added.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Relief-for-Victims-of-Severe-Storms-and-Flooding-in-Louisiana

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