IRS Announces Deadline Relief for Victims of Flooding in Alaska

The IRS has announced the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of flooding in Alaska. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that began on May 12, 2023. Affected individuals and households who reside or have a business in the regional educational attendance areas of Bering Strait, Copper River, Kuspuk, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, and Yukon Flats, in Alaska, 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 on or after May 12, 2023, and before October 31, 2023, will have until October 31, 2023, to complete the acts. This includes filing Form 5500 series returns that are required to be filed on or after May 12, 2023, and before October 31, 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.