Tax Extension For Those Directly Affected By The Storm

The IRS is giving an additional 48 hours to those affected by the nasty storm that hit the northeast. From the IRS:

Taxpayers directly impacted by the storm have until midnight April 19 to meet their tax filing obligations without incurring late filing and payment penalties.

Across the Northeast, there have been power outages and public transportation problems making it difficult in some cases, if not impossible, for some taxpayers and tax professionals to meet the April 17 filing deadline.

“Because this unusually forceful storm hit within 24 hours of the filing deadline, we are giving affected taxpayers 48 additional hours,” IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said.

Affected taxpayers can mark their paper tax returns with the words “April 16 Storm.” Taxpayers who e-file their returns can use their software’s “disaster” feature, if available.

Yippie?! —MEGHANN MARCO

IRS Gives April 16 Storm Victims Additional 48 Hours to File Income Tax Returns [IRS] (Thanks, Lawrence!)
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