Press Releases

IRS Honors Carter Request for Hurricane Victim Tax Relief

f t # e
Washington, September 19, 2017 | comments
Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is honoring his request to extend tax relief to victims of Hurricane Irma. 

As a result, residents and businesses in the entire state of Georgia now have until January 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns, as well as other tax relief measures. 

“Businesses and families in Georgia should be focused on rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Irma, not meeting arbitrary IRS deadlines,” said Carter. “I appreciate the IRS honoring my request to extend this necessary tax relief to our area.”

According to the IRS, this relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines for Georgia taxpayers that occurred starting on Sept. 7, 2017. As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. 

The IRS automatically provides filing and penalty relief to any taxpayer with an IRS address of record located in the disaster area. Thus, taxpayers need not contact the IRS to get this relief.

f t # e