LaMalfa, Thompson announce IRS tax filing, payment deadline extension 

Congressmen Doug LaMalfa and Mike Thompson announced an extension of tax filing and payment deadlines in all California counties that received a disaster declaration from December 2022 through July 2023.

As such, tax filings and payments due on Oct. 16, 2023, would be moved to Nov. 16, 2023. This deadline extension gives Congress additional time to pass Congressmen LaMalfa and Thompson’s bill, H.R.4970 – Protect Innocent Victims Of Taxation After Fire Act, to exempt all wildfire relief payments from federal income taxes.

The Congressmen previously sent a letter to the IRS urging them to utilize their existing policy that allows for the postponement of deadlines of up to one year from the original deadline.

“This tax filing extension is good news for Fire Victim Trust claimants, as it gives Congress more time to get our bill passed and get necessary financial relief to wildfire survivors,” LaMalfa said. “Congressman Thompson and I have been working with House leadership and the Committee on Ways and Means to expedite this bipartisan bill. This is good news for now.”

“Our state has been ground zero for significant climate events that have significantly harmed our communities,” said Thompson. “The tax deadline extension announced by the IRS is going to provide additional time for California taxpayers to file their taxes.”

About Doug LaMalfa
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Lassen, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.