Fla. Taxpayers Eligible For Deadline Extensions After Irma

Residents and business owners in Florida impacted by Hurricane Irma may qualify for tax relief from the IRS as a result of the state getting a disaster declaration from the federal government.

The IRS announced taxpayers in all of the state’s 67 counties could be eligible for deadline extensions on certain tax payments. The decision came after FEMA officials and the Trump administration approved the state’s disaster request from the storm that hit on September 10th.

The agency automatically identifies those paying taxes in affected areas and applies filing and payment relief. Taxpayers in a declared disaster area have the option of claiming losses on their tax return either this year or for the prior year and may deduct personal property losses not covered by insurance.

For more information and to download forms needed, click on this link or call 800-829-1040 for general questions.