Even though it hasn’t ended yet, Hurricane Florence has spurred multiple agencies into action to offer relief to affected consumers.
The IRS, for its part, points out that “Hurricane Florence victims in parts of North Carolina and elsewhere have until Jan. 31, 2019, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments,” most of which are normally due in late September.
Any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as qualifying for individual assistance is included, and while so far it’s just parts of North Carolina, “taxpayers in localities added later to the disaster area, including those in other states, will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.” The current list of eligible localities, it adds, “is always available on the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.”
In addition, taxpayers outside the affected areas whose records are in the affected area, as well as those providing disaster relief, need to contact the IRS at 866-562-5227.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, for its part, is monitoring the storm’s effects.