Missouri severe weather victims receive federal tax relief

Victims of storms and floods in parts of Missouri now have until November to file various personal and business income tax returns and make tax payments.

The Internal Revenue Service provides relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as eligible for individual or state assistance. Currently, individuals and households who reside or have a business in the city of St. Louis, as well as St. Charles, Montgomery, and St. Louis counties in Missouri, are eligible for tax relief. The same relief will be available for any other locations added later by FEMA.

The current list of eligible localities related to this and other deposit relief is on the IRS.gov disaster relief page.

The relief postpones various filing and payment deadlines that took place from July 25. Affected individuals and businesses will have until November 15 to file returns and pay taxes that were originally due during this period. People who had a valid extension to file their 2021 return due to exhaustion on October 17 also have until November 15.

(Because the tax payments related to these 2021 returns were due on April 18, 2022, these payments are not eligible for this relief.)

The November 15 deadline also applies to estimated quarterly income tax payments due September 15 and quarterly payroll and excise returns normally due August 1 and October 31. Companies with an initial or extended expiry date also have the additional time, including, among others, calendar year partnerships and S bodies whose 2021 extensions expire on September 15 and calendar year companies whose 2021 extensions expire October 17.

Penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after July 25 and before August 9 will be mitigated if deposits were made before August 9.

The IRS automatically provides relief to any taxpayer with a record address in the disaster area. Affected taxpayers who receive a late-filing or late-payment penalty notice from the agency whose initial or extended filing, payment, or filing due date falls within the deferral period should call the number listed on the notice for the penalty to be reduced.

The service will work with any taxpayer who lives outside the disaster area but whose records needed to meet a deadline occurring during the deferral period are in the affected area. Taxpayers eligible for relief who live outside the disaster area should contact the IRS at (866) 562-5227.

This also includes workers who participate in relief activities and who are affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization.

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