IRS Issues Tax Relief for Hurricane Florence Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended tax filing deadlines for North Carolina victims of Hurricane Florence, following the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Major Disaster Declaration. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) released the following statements in response:

“As North Carolinians deal with Hurricane Florence’s devastating impact, it’s critical they have fast access to the Federal assistance they need and are entitled to,” said Senator Burr in a statement. “Providing tax relief for families and businesses in hard-hit areas, as the IRS did after Hurricane Matthew, is the right thing to do. And because the IRS is automatically applying the extensions to individuals in eligible areas, there won’t be another paperwork burden placed on folks who are struggling. I appreciate the swift response from the president, FEMA and the IRS.”

“I want to thank the IRS for extending upcoming deadlines and providing tax relief to those affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Senator Tillis. “North Carolinians face a long road ahead as we work to recover from this storm, and authorizing filing and payment relief for residents and businesses will eliminate an unneeded stress during this difficult time.”

Under the president’s Major Disaster Declaration, Hurricane Florence victims will have until January 31, 2019 to file some individual and business tax returns and payments.

The IRS tax relief applies to individuals who have an IRS address in the following counties, which have been designated for individual assistance: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson, Sampson and Wayne Counties. The IRS is continuing to monitor affected areas and may extend relief to additional counties. You can learn more about the tax filing extensions and eligibility here.

You can find information about additional Federal aid and assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

You can find a list of State and Federal assistance options here.