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IRS extends April 15 and other upcoming deadlines for victims of Texas winter storm

Updated: Mar 18

TEXAS — Victims of winter storms that began February 11, 2021 now have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.


Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in all 254 counties will receive tax relief. This includes Individuals and households affected by Severe Winter Storms that reside or have a business in any of these counties.


The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after February 11, 2021, and before June 15, 2021 are postponed through June 15, 2021. This includes 2020 business returns, normally due on March 15 and individual and business returns normally due on April 15. It also includes the special March 1 filing and payment deadline for farmers and fishermen who forgo making estimated tax payments.


Taxpayers also have until June 15 to make 2020 IRA contributions.


The June 15, 2021 deadline applies to the first quarter estimated tax payment due on April 15. It also applies to the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on April 30, 2021. In addition, it applies to tax-exempt organizations, operating on a calendar-year basis, that have a 2020 return due on May 17, 2021. In addition, penalties on deposits due on or after February 11, 2021 and before February 26, 2021, will be abated as long as the tax deposits were made by February 26, 2021.


See IRS' official announcement here.

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