California Tax extension until October 16 for areas affected by the storms

March 2, 2023 /

In response to the winter storms in California in January Gavin Newsom announced a tax relief for Californians affected by the weather. 

“Whether it’s more time to file your taxes or getting a deduction, this tax relief will support Californians who have been impacted by the ongoing storms battering the state,” said Governor Newsom. “California is working swiftly to get people back on their feet and help communities recover.”

The Franchise Tax Board for the state of California extended the filing deadline until May 15th for the following dates. 

  • Individuals whose tax returns and payments are due on April 18, 2023.
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments due January 17, 2023 and April 18, 2023.
  • Business entities whose tax returns and payments are due on March 15, 2023

Now in March Newsom has extended the state tax filing deadline to October 16 after the IRS announced other deadline extensions to October 16. 

“As communities across the state continue recovering from the damage caused by the winter storms, California is working swiftly to help recovering Californians get back on their feet,” said Governor Newsom. “The state is aligning with the Biden Administration and extending the tax filing deadline in addition to the tax relief announced earlier this year.”

According to the IRS website states dealing with disasters such as most of California, Alabama, and Georgia have until October 16. With this extension, farmers who normally make payments and file on by March 1 will also have the until October. 

The following counties are eligible for this extended tax relief according to the IRS include:

Residents and businesses in Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba counties who have been affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides are eligible for tax relief.

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JaNell Gore

Ja'Nell Gore is a student at Cal State Bakersfield. In addition to writing for Kern Sol News she is a poet who loves any chance she has to perform and be with her community.