IRS Extends 2022 Tax Deadline to October 16 for CA Disaster Victims

By Ryan Root, CPA

March 1, 2023

Our tax team is again delivering news of a new tax deadline extension in the wake of recent disasters.

On February 24, 2023, the IRS extended the Federal tax filing deadline, which was previously extended from April 15 to May 15, to October 16, 2023, for most California counties, overriding the extension dates in our previous article sent in January. The California deadline still remains as May 15, 2023, at this time.

To provide relief in the wake of recently declared severe weather disasters, the IRS is granting a due date extension to October 16 to California storm victims for the following filing and payment deadlines that were normally scheduled for on or after January 8, 2023:

  • Individual income tax returns normally due April 18, 2023;
  • Farmer income tax returns normally due March 1. 2023;
  • Business return filings normally due between March 15 and April 18, 2023;
  • IRA and health savings account (HSA) contributions normally due April 18, 2023.
  • 4th Quarter 2022 and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter 2023 estimated tax payments due on January 17, 2023, April 18, 2023, June 15, 2023, and September 15, 2023.

Individual taxpayers can skip making the fourth quarter estimated tax payment and instead include it with the 2022 return as long as the return is filed on or before October 16, 2023.

Taxpayer relief is available for businesses or residents in the following counties:

AmadorLos AngelesSacramentoSonoma
ButteMaderaSan BenitoStanislaus
CalaverasMarinSan BernardinoSutter
ColusaMariposaSan DiegoTehama
Contra CostaMendocinoSan FranciscoTrinity
Del NorteMercedSan JoaquinTulare
El DoradoMonoSan Luis ObispoTuolumne
FresnoMontereySan MateoVentura
GlennNapaSanta BarbaraYolo
HumboldtNevadaSanta ClaraYuba
InyoOrangeSanta Cruz 

The IRS will also work with any taxpayer who lives outside the disaster area but whose necessary records are impacted by the affected counties during the postponement period. Such taxpayers should contact the IRS at (866) 562-5227.

The tax team at GC is awaiting confirmation from the Franchise Tax Board as to whether California will conform to this extension. Look for an update from our team when we know more. For more information and further updates, you can visit the IRS’s Tax Relief in Disaster Situations page for their announcement to California storm victims.

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