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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Tax Filing Deadline on April 15th

The general filing and payment deadline for 2023 federal tax returns is coming up on Monday, April 15, 2024.

In most cases, penalties and interest charges will begin accruing on 2023 tax balances not paid by the April 15, 2024 filing deadline (April 17 in Maine and Massachusetts). People who cannot complete their tax returns by the deadline should estimate how much tax they owe, and submit a payment to avoid those added fees. Note, however, that some residents of regions affected by federally declared disasters have extended deadlines to pay their 2023 taxes. Check the IRS Disaster Relief page (link below) to see if you qualify for an extension.

Those who are unable to pay the full amount they owe by the deadline may submit a request to set up a payment plan with the IRS. These plans may vary in length from six months to six years. While interest will continue to accumulate during the term of the plan, the IRS will not assess additional late payment penalties. However, it may be possible to pay less interest overall by obtaining a loan to cover taxes owed, rather than entering into an IRS payment plan.

If you cannot file your return by the deadline, a tax professional can help you estimate your tax bill, and find the best option to submit a payment and limit or eliminate interest and penalties.

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