LaMalfa announces new tax filing deadline for disaster areas

Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that the IRS has extended federal tax filing deadlines to Oct. 16, 2023, for residents and businesses in counties in disaster-areas of California. In addition, farmers who choose to forgo making estimated tax payments and normally file their returns by March 1 will now have until Oct. 16, 2023, to file their 2022 return and pay any tax due.

The Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses page has details on other returns, payments and tax-related actions qualifying for the additional time. Taxpayers in the affected areas do not need to file any extension paperwork and they do not need to call the IRS to qualify for the extended time.

Taxpayers that reside in, or have a business in, the following California counties will now have until Oct. 16, 2023, to file and pay their federal tax returns: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura and Yolo counties.

“In times of crisis, it is helpful that the IRS give residents an extension to file and pay their federal taxes.” LaMalfa said. “70,000 North State residents have been facing tax uncertainty for years, but I am optimistic that this extended deadline will give Congress more time to pass our bipartisan bill to exempt Fire Victim Trust payments from federal taxes.”