As the middle of tax season quickly approached, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with the IRS, declared the State of Texas as a disaster area, granting the taxpayers of all 254 Texas counties the tax relief they needed. The declaration allowed the IRS to postpone the tax filing deadlines and tax payment deadlines for residents, businesses and tax-exempt organizations (operating on a calendar year basis) who resided within the disaster areas to June 15, 2021. The deadline also applied to taxpayers who still needed to pay estimated tax payments, make IRA contributions, and file quarterly payroll & excise tax returns. Penalties on tax deposits were also abated if made before February 26, 2021. Fortunately, many Texan taxpayers still filed their tax returns timely by the June 15th extended deadline despite the storm. According to the IRS, the affected taxpayers were not required to make a separate request for relief since the IRS identified the taxpayers located in the disaster areas and automatically granted the relief. However, the government (IRS) did not hold up their end of the bargain for many of the affected taxpayers who still, surprisingly, received late filing & payment notices in the mail.