IRS Announces Additional Deadline Relief for California Winter Storms

The IRS has announced an additional postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of severe winter storms beginning on March 9, 2023, January 8, 2023, and December 27, 2022.  Affected individuals and households who reside or have a business in 55 of California's 58 counties—all except Lassen, Modoc and Shasta counties, as well as taxpayers with records located in the covered area that are needed to meet covered deadlines, qualify for relief.

In addition to extending certain tax filing and tax payment deadlines, the relief includes completion of many time-sensitive, tax-related acts described in IRS Revenue Procedure 2018-58 and Treasury Regulation 301.7508A-1(c)(1). Affected taxpayers with a covered deadline during the period identified, will have until November 16, 2023, to complete the acts. This includes filing Form 5500 series returns that are required to be filed on or after the storm beginning date, and before November 16, 2023.

“Affected taxpayer” automatically includes any individuals who live, and businesses whose principal place of business is located, in the covered disaster area. Those who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area, but have been affected by the disaster, may contact the IRS to request relief.

Taxpayers should consult with their tax advisor to understand the impact of the deadline relief on their own situation.