2022 Tax Filing and Payment Relief for California Taxpayers – Get The Facts Now

The IRS has once again extended the tax filing and payment deadlines in most parts of California due to destruction caused by landslides, mudslides, and severe storms. Now those Californians have until October 16th to file, as opposed to the previously announced May 15th date.

The IRS has extended the fourth quarter 2022 estimated tax payment deadline to October 16th. The 2023 estimated tax payments due on April 18th, June 15th, and September 15th, as well as the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns due on January 31st, April 30th, and July 31st, have also been delayed until October 16th. No contact or extension paperwork is necessary to take advantage of the extended time. If taxpayers receive penalty notifications within the postponed period, they should contact the number provided for the penalty to be waived.

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IRS Announces Tax Inflation Adjustments for 2023

The IRS recently published the inflation adjustments for many tax-related figures for tax year 2023. These changes include:

  • Standard Deduction: The 2023 standard deduction for married taxpayers filing jointly will be $27,700, an increase of $1,800 over 2022. Single filers and married people filing separately will get a standard deduction of $13,850 (a $900 increase), while the standard deduction for head-of-household filers will be $20,800 (a $1,400 increase).
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): The maximum EITC for eligible taxpayers with three or more qualifying children will be $7,430 in 2023, up from $6,935 in 2022. The maximum credit amount will increase for other eligible taxpayers as well.
  • Annual Gift Exclusion: The annual gift exclusion amount will increase to $17,000 per recipient, up from $16,000 in 2022.
  • Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: The maximum amount of foreign earned income that eligible taxpayers may exclude from their gross income will be $120,000, up from $112,000 in 2022.

The income range for each tax bracket will rise in 2023 as well. A tax professional can help you determine how these changes may affect your tax situation.