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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines in Some States Due to Natural Disasters

Last updated April 12, 2024.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced tax relief for taxpayers in areas impacted by recent federally declared disasters. Find out if you qualify by finding your state below. To learn more about these extensions and which counties qualify by state, reference the IRS website here.

States with extended tax filing deadlines

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued disaster declarations for some states due to flooding and severe storms. Because of this, the IRS has granted eligible taxpayers a tax deadline extension. While the tax filing deadline for most taxpayers this year is April 15, 2024, the following states have extended deadlines for storm victims:

Maine

Due to severe storms and flooding in January 2024, the IRS has postponed the tax filing and payment deadline for certain Maine residents.

New filing due date: July 15, 2024

Who is eligible: Those who live or have a business in Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington, or York counties.

In addition to individual income tax returns, the new July 15 deadline also applies to:

  • Calendar-year partnership and corporation returns.
  • 2023 contributions to IRAs and health savings accounts.
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments normally due April 15 and June 17.

For more information, check out the official IRS announcement for Maine.

Rhode Island

Due to severe storms and flooding in December 2023, the IRS has postponed the tax filing and payment deadline for certain Rhode Island residents.

New filing due date: July 15, 2024

Who is eligible: Those who live or have a business in Kent, Providence, or Washington counties.

In addition to individual income tax returns, the new July 15 deadline also applies to:

  • Calendar-year partnership and corporation returns.
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments normally due Dec. 17, 2023.
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments normally due April 15 and June 17, 2024.

For additional information, check out the official IRS announcement for Rhode Island.

If I qualify for tax relief, do I also have more time to pay my tax bill?

Yes, the extended deadline also includes more time to make your tax payments if you need to pay in.

What if I need even more time to file?

If you need more time to file, you can request a tax extension by the July 15 deadline. This will give you until Oct. 15, 2024, to complete and file your income tax return. However, any taxes owed will still be due July 15.

What if I live outside the designated affected area?

If your records have been affected by a natural disaster, but you reside outside the designated disaster area and still require additional time to file, you can get in touch with the IRS at 866-562-5227. They will assist you in determining whether you are eligible for the extended tax deadline.

If you’re looking for more natural disaster relief resources, check out the IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses page.

This article is for informational purposes only and not legal or financial advice.
Meghen Ponder: Meghen Ponder is an editorial writer for TaxAct who specializes in writing content about finance and taxes. She enjoys decoding the intricacies of the tax world and helping others answer their tax questions.
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