Zeta Hurricane
ComplianceDecember 16, 2020

IRS announces tax relief for Hurricane Zeta victims (Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi): IRA and HSA deadlines extended for some

Updated February 22, 2021

As a result of damage caused by Hurricane Zeta that impacted several states beginning on October 26, 2020 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that affected taxpayers will receive tax relief.

The tax relief postpones until March 1, 2021 certain deadlines falling on or after October 26, 2020 (Louisiana) and October 28, 2020 (Alabama and Mississippi) and before March 1, 2021. Deadlines that apply to individual retirement accounts (IRAs), Health Saving Accounts (HSAs), Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (CESAs), and other tax-advantaged accounts that fall within this time-period are extended. The IRS’s Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses page has details on returns, payments, and tax-related actions qualifying for the additional time.

Please note that unless an act is specifically listed in Revenue Procedure 2018-58, the postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to information returns in the W-2, 1094, 1095, 1097, 1098, or 1099 series; to Forms 1042-S, 3921, 3922 or 8027; or to employment and excise tax deposits.

For an opportunity to learn more about IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts including Health Savings Accounts and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, consider the Wolters Kluwer IRA Library or our on-demand video training offered on a variety of topics. Go here to learn more about training opportunities available to you, or you can call us at 1-800-552-9408.
Mike Schiller
Manager, Specialized Consulting, Tax Advantaged Accounts
With more than 22 years of experience, Mike has worked closely with hundreds of financial organizations to help them create, implement, and maintain their tax-advantaged accounts program.