IRS Extends Deadline for Californians to File Taxes

IRS Extends Deadline for Californians to File Taxes

The top of a form 1040 individual income tax return for 2005 is seen atop a stack on the same at the Des Plaines Public Library in Des Plaines, Ill., on March 23, 2006. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Jill McLaughlin

Jill McLaughlin

10/18/2023

Updated: 12/30/2023

Most Californians have even more time to file last year’s state and federal taxes after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the state’s Franchise Tax Board extended the deadline another month.
Most taxpayers in the Golden State were given an automatic extension until Oct. 16 this year in the wake of last winter’s disastrous storms.
In an announcement Monday, the IRS further postponed deadlines to file 2022 returns and pay any taxes due to Nov. 16.
Residents and businesses in most California counties—excluding Lassen, Modoc, and Shasta counties—qualify for the deadline extension.
Severe rain and snow pummeled the state beginning early this year, causing 55 of 58 counties throughout the state to be declared disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“As long as their address of record is in a disaster-area locality, individual and business taxpayers automatically get the extra time, without having to ask for it,” the IRS reported in a statement Monday.
Additionally, taxpayers who are affected by a presidentially declared disaster may claim a deduction for a disaster loss, according to the California Franchise Tax Board.
Those affected can claim a disaster loss for the 2023 tax year when filing next spring, or claim the loss against 2022 income on this year’s return.
An amended return may also be filed by those who have already filed this year, the state said.
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Jill McLaughlin

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Jill McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist covering politics, environment, and statewide issues. She has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Oregon, Nevada, and New Mexico. Jill was born in Yosemite National Park and enjoys the majestic outdoors, traveling, golfing, and hiking.

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