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Texas Taxpayers in disaster areas have until November 1st to file tax returns, make payments

On June 7th, the IRS announced in updated News Release TX 2024-13 that Texas taxpayers affected by the recent severe weather events, including storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding starting April 26, 2024, will receive tax relief. This support is designed for individuals and businesses, including tax-exempt organizations, based in the designated disaster areas across multiple Texas counties. These counties include Austin, Bell, Bosque, Brown, Caldwell, Calhoun, Clay, Coleman, Collin, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hockley, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Madison, Mills, Montague, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Smith, San Jacinto, San Saba, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Walker, Waller, and Washington.

Tax relief will also extend to taxpayers outside these counties if their tax records, necessary for meeting federal tax deadlines, are located within the disaster areas.

The IRS has set a new deadline of November 1, 2024, for affected taxpayers to file various federal tax returns and make tax payments. This extension applies to returns and payments originally due between April 26 and November 1, 2024. The relief encompasses a wide range of tax forms and payments, including individual and corporate tax returns, partnership and S corporation returns, and non-profit organization information returns. Additionally, the IRS will waive penalties for late payroll and excise tax deposits made by May 13, 2024, as long as they were due after April 26, 2024.

Taxpayers within the disaster areas will automatically receive this relief. Those outside the designated counties who are affected can request assistance through the IRS disaster hotline. Furthermore, any taxpayer who receives a late filing or payment notice for this period can contact the IRS to have penalties removed.

If you have any questions related to this extension, please call us to discuss!

Note: This article is intended solely for informational purposes and should not be interpreted as specific tax, accounting, or legal advice for any individual or organization. The legal statutes and authorities mentioned herein may change, and we are not responsible for updating this document to reflect such changes. For advice tailored to your specific circumstances, please consult a qualified tax professional who can consider the relevant laws and facts applicable to your situation.


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