Tax Commission News Release
Idaho grants tax relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey
BOISE, IDAHO — Sept. 6, 2017 — The Idaho State Tax Commission is extending tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in parts of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Taxpayers from designated disaster areas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to mail any completed tax returns along with payments due from Aug. 23 through Jan. 31. Idaho is following the extended deadline set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The relief is for all Idaho tax types, including income tax, sales tax, fuels tax, income tax withholding, and others. The extension applies both to individuals and businesses in the disaster areas, as well as to those whose tax records are located there.
The Tax Commission is offering the expanded relief to taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, 39 Texas counties are eligible, but taxpayers in locations added later as disaster areas will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.
To qualify for the extension, affected taxpayers should write “HURRICANE HARVEY” in red ink at the top of their tax return. If they file electronically, receive penalties, or are charged interest for filing returns or paying taxes late, they should call the Tax Commission toll-free at (800) 972-7660.
Affected taxpayers should also call if they’re in a payment plan or are working with the Tax Commission to resolve their tax debt. And they should contact the Tax Commission if they have questions.
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