Due to the destruction caused by tornadoes, severe storms, flooding, and straight-line winds in the southern and southeastern parts of the United States beginning on April 12, 2020, the IRS announced affected taxpayers in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee will receive tax relief.
The tax relief postpones until October 15, 2020 certain deadlines falling on or after April 12, 2020 and before October 15, 2020 for affected taxpayers in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 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. Additionally, the IRS indicates in the announcements that 2019 individual and business returns that, due to COVID-19, were due on July 15 are included in the extended deadlines. Among other things, this also means that affected taxpayers will have until October 15 to make 2019 IRA contributions. The IRS disaster relief page has details on other 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.
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