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February 15 Deadline for Disaster Victims with Extensions to File 2022 Returns in 8 States and 2 Territories, According to IRS Reminder

The IRS issued a reminder to individuals in disaster areas who were granted an extension to file their 2022 tax returns that the deadline for these returns is February 15, 2024.

Taxpayers who qualified were individuals impacted by a range of disasters that took place between August 8 and October 9, 2023. These disasters encompassed Hurricane Idalia, Hurricane Lee, Tropical Storm Bolaven, the wildfires in Hawaii, the seawater intrusion in Louisiana, and storms and flooding in Illinois. Those who filed for an extension were not granted extra time for payments as the original due date for these returns was in the spring, prior to any of these disasters.

Deadline for filing on February 15 applies to the following locations:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates specific areas for disaster relief, and the IRS typically offers assistance by extending tax filing and payment deadlines in these areas. If an individual or business taxpayer has a registered address in a disaster-area locality, they will automatically receive the additional time without needing to request it. The current list of eligible localities can be found on the IRS website's disaster relief page.

Furthermore, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is willing to collaborate with any taxpayer who resides outside the disaster zone but has important documents needed to comply with a deadline that falls within the period of postponement in the affected area. Those who qualify for assistance and live outside the disaster zone must contact the IRS at 866-562-5227. This also applies to individuals affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization who provided aid during relief efforts.

In addition to individuals who were granted an extension to submit their 2022 tax returns, some other tax-related activities and payments are eligible for the February 15 deadline. For more information, please refer to the IRS disaster relief page, specifically the disaster relief announcements for each state and territory.

The provision of tax relief is a component of the cohesive federal effort to address the destruction caused by these calamities and is determined through evaluations of the destruction by FEMA at the local level. To obtain resources on recuperating from disasters, please visit


Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute legal tax advice. Advanced Tax Solutions is not liable or responsible for any damages resulting from or related to your use of this information. It is your responsibility to refer to official IRS documentation for information regarding any tax laws or tax information shown here.


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