Tax Relief for those Affected by the Recent California Winter Storms
President Biden and Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency throughout California in response to the recent winter storms. These declarations mean residents and businesses in California who have been affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides are eligible for tax relief. To help alleviate some of the stress many have endured during this trying period, the FTB has extended the filing and payment deadlines for individuals and businesses in California until May 15, 2023. This relief applies to deadlines falling on or after January 8, 2023, and before May 15, 2023, including the 2022 individual income tax returns due on April 18 and the quarterly estimated tax payments, typically due on January 17, 2023, and April 18, 2023. “This extension offers much-needed relief to taxpayers impacted by these powerful storms,” said Governor Newsom. “For some, this will provide additional time to file their California tax returns or make their quarterly estimated tax payment to the state.”
Residents and businesses in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba counties who have been affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides are eligible for tax relief. Tax Relief The IRS announced tax relief for Californians affected by these winter storms. Taxpayers affected by these storms qualify for an extension to May 15, 2023, to file individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. This includes:
- Individuals whose tax returns and payments are due on April 18, 2023.
- Quarterly estimated tax payments due January 17, 2023, and April 18, 2023.
- Business entities whose tax returns and payments are due on March 15, 2023.