Tax Commission News Release
Idaho grants tax relief to Hurricane Maria victims
BOISE, IDAHO — Sept. 28, 2017 — The Idaho State Tax Commission is extending tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria.
Taxpayers from designated disaster areas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to mail any completed tax returns along with payments due from Sept. 16 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. All areas in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are currently eligible. Taxpayers in localities that are added later to the disaster area will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.
To qualify for the extension, affected taxpayers should write “HURRICANE MARIA” in red ink at the top of their tax return. If they file electronically, they should call the Tax Commission toll-free at (800) 972-7660.
Affected taxpayers should also call the toll-free number if they:
- Receive penalties or are charged interest for filing late returns or paying taxes late.
- Are in a payment plan or are working with the Tax Commission to resolve their tax debt.
- Have questions.
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