IRS Provides Deadline Extensions and Tax Relief for Tropical Storm Imelda Victims

by | Oct 14, 2019 | Community Circle, Tax and Accounting Desk

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in Texas. Over the course of a few days, several cities in the Gulf Coast region endured heavy rain, which left various areas, streets and highways underwater. The PKF Texas office and our team members were safe, however, other Texans unfortunately were impacted by Imelda.

A Presidential Disaster Declaration was made on Friday, October 4, 2019, for six Southeast Texas counties. As per the IRS News Release on October 7, 2019, the IRS has extended tax filing deadlines – including October 15th. Further, the IRS will provide other forms of tax relief for victims of Tropical Storm Imelda, offering relief to areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Currently, the extended deadline to file is January 31, 2020. This extended deadline applies to:

  • individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2018 return due to run out on October 15, 2019,
  • quarterly estimated income tax payments due on January 15, 2020,
  • quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on October 31, 2019, and
  • tax-exempt organizations, operating on a calendar-year basis, that had a valid extension due to run out on November 15, 2019.

The IRS has created a disaster relief page with more information on returns, payments and tax-related actions.

For more details, visit the IRS website at

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