The IRS announced that affected taxpayers in Michigan who were impacted by storms that occurred beginning June 22 may qualify for tax relief. Individuals who reside or have a business in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, and Midland counties, and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe within Isabella County should determine if they meet the guidelines for the relief.
Certain deadlines falling on or after June 22, 2017, and before October 31, 2017, are granted additional time to file through October 31, 2017. This includes taxpayers who had a valid extension to file their 2016 return that was due to run out on October 16, 2017. It also includes the estimated tax payment due on September 15, 2017 and the quarterly payroll tax returns due on July 31, 2017. Affected taxpayers will not be subject to penalties for failure to pay estimated tax as long as these payments are made on or before October 31, 2017.
Affected taxpayers who are contacted by the IRS on a collection or examination matter should explain how the disaster impacts them so that the IRS can provide appropriate consideration to their case. The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at 866 562 5227 to request this tax relief.
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