IRS Issues Deadline Relief for Arkansas Storm Victims

December 29, 2021 – The IRS has issued a news release announcing the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of severe storms and tornados in Arkansas. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that began December 10, 2021. Affected individuals and households who reside or have a business in Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Woodruff 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 on or after December 10, 2021, and before May 16, 2022, will have until May 16, 2022, to complete the acts. This includes filing Form 5500 series returns that are required to be filed on or after December 10, 2021, and before May 16, 2022.

"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.