from the San Francisco Chronicle
The Internal Revenue Service has further extended its tax filing deadline for Californians affected by the winter storms pounding the state — which means the entire Bay Area and most of the rest of the state have until the fall to file and pay their federal taxes.
The agency set Oct. 16 as the new deadline for eligible individuals to file their 2022 federal individual and business tax returns and to make tax payments, the IRS announced Friday. Residents, households and business owners in 44 California counties listed in a federal emergency declaration earlier this year are eligible for the extension. All nine Bay Area counties are on the list, along with the rest of the state’s major population centers.
The new deadline replaces the May 15 extension granted in early January after deadly “atmospheric river” storms devastated large swaths of the state. The original deadline was April 18.
California officials are reviewing the IRS announcement and will provide information on the Franchise Tax Board website “soon” on whether they also plan to extend the deadline for state tax returns and payments, said Andrew LePage, a spokesperson for the Franchise Tax Board, on Monday.
The Franchise Tax Board followed suit when the IRS announced its first deadline extension earlier this year.