South Pasadena,s Affected by December and January Winter Storms Granted Extension to File State Taxes


Californians impacted by the winter storms that took place in December and January will have more time to file their state taxes. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the tax filing and payment due dates have been extended until October 16, 2023, aligning with the IRS. This announcement comes as part of a series of tax relief measures aimed at helping those affected by the winter storms recover and get back on their feet.

The tax extension applies to residents and businesses in over 50 counties, including Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Clara, and Yolo, among others, who have been impacted by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides.

The tax relief measures are expected to provide much-needed relief to those who have been struggling to recover from the winter storms. The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has extended the filing and payment deadlines for individuals and businesses until October 16, 2023, to help alleviate some of the financial hardship caused by the storms.

The relief applies to deadlines falling on or after January 8, 2023, and before October 16, 2023. This includes the 2022 individual income tax returns that were due on April 18 and the quarterly estimated tax payments, typically due on January 17, 2023, and April 18, 2023. The payments were previously extended to May 15, 2023, for those impacted by the winter storms.

In addition to the tax extension, taxpayers affected by a presidentially declared disaster may claim a deduction for a disaster loss. Taxpayers may claim a disaster loss when filing either an original or amended tax year 2022 tax return.

When filing their return, taxpayers should write the name of the disaster in blue or black ink at the top of their tax return to alert FTB. If filing electronically, taxpayers should follow the software instructions to enter disaster information. If a taxpayer receives a late filing or payment penalty notice related to the postponement period, they should call the number on the notice to have the penalty abated.

Disaster victims can also receive free copies of their state returns to replace those lost or damaged. To do so, they should use form FTB 3516 and write the name of the disaster in blue or black ink at the top of the request.

The tax relief measures announced by Governor Newsom are part of a broader effort to help Californians recover from the devastating winter storms. By aligning with the Biden Administration, California is ensuring that residents and businesses impacted by the storms have the support they need to get back on their feet.

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