IRS Grants Tax Extensions to Those Affected by Irma

(CNN) – The IRS announced on Tuesday that it’s giving extensions to certain quarterly taxpayers impacted by hurricane Irma.

The automatic relief is for individuals and businesses in FEMA designated disaster areas.

In Florida, deadlines are extended to January 31st, 2018 for filings and payments that had been due starting September 4th.

Taxpayers in Puerto Rico, Saint John, and Saint Thomas get the same extensions.

Anyone who lives in one of the affected areas, or owns a business there, automatically qualifies and won’t need to contact the IRS to request the extension.

One important note: If you still owe money on your 2016 taxes, there’s no extension because those payments were due by April 18th of this year

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