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Attention Texas Residents: IRS Disaster Extension Keeping WOTC Window Open

By admin • 27 July 2015 •

The following comes directly from the IRS:

“Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that took place beginning on May 4, 2015 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in Texas will receive tax relief.

The President has declared Angelina, Bastrop, Blanco, Bowie, Brazoria, Caldwell, Cherokee, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fort Bend, Fannin, Fayette, Frio, Gaines, Grayson, Guadalupe,  Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jim Wells, Johnson, Liberty, Madison,  Milam, Montague, Montgomery, Navarro, Nueces, Red River, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Travis, Trinity, Van Zandt, Walker, Wharton, Wichita, Williamson, and Wise counties a federal disaster area. Individuals who reside or have a business in these counties may qualify for tax relief.

The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after May 4, and on or before Nov. 2, have been postponed to Nov. 2, 2015. This includes the May 15 deadline for many tax-exempt organizations to file their annual Form 990. It also includes the June 15 and Sept. 15 deadlines for making quarterly estimated tax payments. A variety of business tax deadlines are also affected including the July 31 deadline for quarterly payroll and excise tax returns.”

We encourage anyone impacted by the above news to continue processing your WOTC paperwork. These new deadlines mean that previously “late” paperwork may now be eligible for processing.

Learn more about the extension here: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Relief-for-Victims-of-Severe-Storms-Tornadoes-Straight-line-Winds-and-Flooding-in-Texas

 

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