The IRS has extended the deadline for certain taxpayers in California, Alabama, and Georgia affected by disasters to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments until October 16, 2023. Taxpayers in the affected areas do not need to file any extension paperwork or contact the agency to get this relief. The tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by these storms and is based on local damage assessments by FEMA.
California will conform to IRS postponement: A recent press release from Governor Newsom announced that California is extending the state tax filing and payment due dates to October 16, 2023 for Californians impacted by the winter storms in December and January. The California announcement details the counties included in this relief.
This postponement includes the following types of returns:
A recent IRS update has extended the October 16 postponement deadline to include the following counties:
However, the postponement relief only applies to deadlines that fall on or after March 9, 2023. For now, the only California counties not included in the filing/payment postponement relief are Lassen, Modoc, and Shasta.