Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

IRS pushes back tax deadline for Tennessee storm victims

Victims will now be able to file various individual and business tax returns until 2 August

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced it is pushing back the tax deadline (May 17) for the victims of the Tennessee storms.

Victims will now be able to file various individual and business tax returns, as well as make tax payments, until 2 August 2021.

Currently, the government body is providing this relief to taxpayers affected by storms, tornadoes, and flooding that took place between 25 March and 3 April 2021.

Relief is available to affected taxpayers who live or have a businesses in the Campbell, Cannon, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Davidson, Decatur, Fentress, Grainger, Hardeman, Henderson, Hickman, Jackson, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Moore, Overton, Scott, Smith, Wayne, Williamson and Wilson counties.

The new deadline also affects quarterly estimated income tax payments due on 15 April and 15 June, and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on 30 April.

On top of this, penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits which are either due on or after 25 March, and before 9 April, will be abated as long as the deposits were made by 9 April 9.

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