The Internal Revenue Service has announced tax relief for victims living in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, including the postponement of certain tax filing and payment deadlines until January 31, 2018.
As of September 5, 2017, the federal government has declared the following Texas counties a disaster area qualifying for tax relief: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton Counties.
The IRS is allowing eligible taxpayers to postpone various tax filing and payment deadlines. For those tax returns and payments that fall on or after August 23, 2017 and before January 31, 2018, the due date has been postponed until January 31, 2018. In general, individuals and businesses will have until January 31, 2018 to file or pay the following: