In the IRS Issue Number: IR-2021-183, the IRS extended the tax relief for hurricane Ida to victims in Pennsylvania. This is consistent with the tax relief provided to victims in New Jersey and New York as we published in our previous post.
Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Pennsylvania now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on 9/13/2021.
The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on Aug. 31, 2021. As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. This means individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2020 return due to run out on Oct. 15, 2021, will now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file. The IRS noted, however, that because tax payments related to these 2020 returns were due on May 17, 2021, those payments are not eligible for this relief.
The Jan. 3, 2022 deadline also applies to quarterly estimated income tax payments due on Sept. 15, 2021, and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on Nov. 1, 2021. It also applies to tax-exempt organizations, operating on a calendar-year basis, that had a valid extension due to run out on Nov. 15, 2021. Businesses with an original or extended due date also have the additional time including, among others, calendar-year partnerships and S corporations whose 2020 extensions run out on Sept. 15, 2021 and calendar-year corporations whose 2020 extensions run out on Oct. 15, 2021.
In addition, penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after Aug. 31 and before Sept. 15, will be abated as long as the deposits are made by Sept. 15, 2021.