Welcome back to Ned’s blog spot, where you can find all the answers to your tax questions. We’ll be ending October with information regarding the effects Hurricane Ian has on taxpayers. We offer our deepest condolences to our clients impacted by the storm and have some great news regarding deadlines.
Hurricane Ian began its path of destruction September 23, 2022. Sweeping across Cuba, Florida, and the Carolinas, it destroyed many homes, took many lives, and left many without food, water, and power. Following the disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the IRS has announced that victims of Hurricane Ian will now have until February 15, 2023, to file individual and business taxes. The deadline also applies to estimated tax payments due January 17, 2023, plus payroll and excise tax returns. As with anything, here is the “fine print.” To be eligible for the new deadline, there must be a valid extension filed on or before April 18, 2022. The deadline also applies to the quarterly estimated tax payments, usually due January 17, 2023, and the quarterly payroll and excise taxes, usually due October 31, 2022 and January 31, 2022. Losses from Ian can be deducted on either your 2021 or 2022 tax return. If you’ve already filed your 2021, you may consider amending it to take the write-off. All the limitations and rules for taking the losses will still apply.
The IRS will automatically be providing filing and penalty relief to any taxpayer with an IRS address located in the disaster area. However, if you are an affected taxpayer and receive a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS, you are encouraged to call the IRS and have the penalty removed. Below you will find links to further information provided by FEMA and the IRS, relating to disaster relief as well as a map of the affected areas.
We hope you find this information helpful as you begin to prepare for the upcoming tax season. And as always, the information for our main office downtown will be listed as well. Don’t forget to check back for more!
Ned Jackson Downtown Office
255 N Liberty Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202