In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the IRS have taken action to aid those affected by the storm. It has postponed various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting in late October to February 1, 2013. These include:
- Fourth quarter individual estimated tax payment
- Payroll and excise tax returns
- Tax-exempt organizations required to file Form 990 with a deadline between October 31, 2012 and January 31, 2013
In addition, the IRS is waiving failure-to-deposit penalties for federal payroll and excise tax deposits normally due on or after the disaster area start date. Taxpayers now have until November 26, 2012 to remit and avoid penalties.
Thus far, IRS filing and payment relief applies to Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union counties in New Jersey. To view included counties in New York and Connecticut or for more information click here: IRS Tax Relief for NJ, NY & CT Hurricane Sandy Victims