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IRS extends tax return deadline for area storm victims

Victims of severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes in Tennessee from March 31 to April 1 now have until July 31 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday.
Following the disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, those affected who reside or have a business in Hardin, McNairy, Cannon, Hardeman, Haywood, Lewis, Macon, Rutherford, Tipton, and Wayne counties qualify for tax deadline relief.
The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. This includes 2022 individual income tax returns due on April 18, as well as various 2022 business returns normally due on April 18. Eligible taxpayers also have until July 31 to make 2022 contributions to their IRAs and health savings accounts, the IRS said.
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 that falls within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS cancel the penalty.
The IRS said it automatically identifies taxpayers in the covered disaster area and applies filing and payment extensions. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area can also call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax deadline relief.


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