IRS providing tax relief to individual and business taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding, in colorado

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The IRS announced today that certain taxpayers in the counties of Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld will receive tax relief, and other locations may be added in coming days following additional damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The tax relief postpones certain tax filing and payment deadlines to December 2, 2013. It includes corporations and businesses that previously obtained an extension until September 16, 2013, to file their 2012 returns and individuals and businesses that received a similar extension until October 15. It also includes the estimated tax payment for the third quarter of 2013, which would normally be due September 16.

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies automatic filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at (855) 529-3214 to request this tax relief.

Practitioners located in the covered disaster areas who maintain records necessary to meet a filing or payment deadline for multiple taxpayers outside the disaster area may contact the IRS to identify such clients using the procedures described on the IRS website.

The IRS encourages taxpayers to monitor the Tax Relief in Disaster Situations in IRS.gov for updates.

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