IRS Announces Extension Deadline for Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the president signed disaster declarations for taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Sandy yesterday.  Today it was announced that the IRS is giving relief to those who file payroll and excise tax returns and make payments normally due on Wednesday.  The deadline for payroll and excise tax returns was extended one week and is now November 7th.

The IRS says additional filing and payment relief will be granted as the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) makes further disaster declarations.

Per the IRS, no action is required by impacted taxpayers, as the relief is automatic.  For more information on disaster relief, check out the IRS newsroom announcement.


Lisa Lewis is a CPA and the TurboTax Blog Editor. Lisa has 15 years of experience in tax preparation. Her success is attributed to being able to interpret tax laws and help clients better understand them. Lisa also has been a TurboTax product user for many years and understands how the software program works. In addition to extensive tax experience, Lisa also has a very well-rounded professional background. She has held positions as a public auditor, controller, and operations manager. Prior to becoming the TurboTax Blog Editor, she was a Technical Writer for the TurboTax Consumer Group and worked on a project to write new FAQs to help customers better understand tax laws. She could also be seen helping TurboTax customers with tax questions during Lifeline. For Lisa, getting timely and accurate information out to customers to help them is paramount.

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