Tax Commission News Release
Idaho grants tax relief to victims of Texas, Oklahoma winter storms
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 26, 2021 — The Idaho State Tax Commission is extending deadlines to file and pay taxes for victims of recent Texas and Oklahoma winter storms.
For taxpayers in Texas, the relief postpones tax deadlines that fall from February 11, 2021, through June 14, 2021. As a result, these taxpayers will have until June 15, 2021, to file returns and pay taxes that originally were due during this period.
For taxpayers in Oklahoma, the relief postpones tax deadlines that fall from February 8, 2021, through June 14, 2021. As a result, these taxpayers will have until June 15, 2021, to file returns and pay taxes that originally were due during this period.
The deadline extension is for all Idaho tax types, including income tax, sales tax, fuels tax, and income tax withholding. It applies to individuals and businesses in the disaster areas, as well as to those whose tax records are located there. Idaho is following the extended deadline set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The Tax Commission is offering the relief to the entire states of Texas and Oklahoma following FEMA disaster declarations. Taxpayers in other states impacted by these winter storms that receive similar FEMA disaster declarations will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief. An up-to-date list of eligible areas is available on the disaster relief page at IRS.gov.
Affected taxpayers should write “TEXAS WINTER STORMS” or “OKLAHOMA WINTER STORMS” in red ink at the top of their tax return to qualify for the extension. Those who file electronically should mark a designated box in the software program and enter “TEXAS WINTER STORMS” or “OKLAHOMA WINTER STORMS.”
These taxpayers also should call the Tax Commission toll free at (800) 972-7660 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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