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ADOR Providing Tax Relief to Texas Flood Victims

  • August 29, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Aug. 29, 2017 – The Alabama Department of Revenue is offering tax relief to Alabama taxpayers who have been affected by the flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. The tax relief measures will mirror IRS measures in the same declared disaster areas.

“The victims of the catastrophic flooding in Texas will need to focus as much energy and resources as they can on rebuilding their lives,” said Revenue Commissioner Vernon Barnett. “To that end, the Alabama Department of Revenue offers this tax relief in hopes that it can help ease some of the burden on flood victims.”

ADOR will grant filing extensions to Texas residents directly affected by the severe flooding that has impacted the state since Aug. 25. Alabama taxpayers residing in Texas counties designated as disaster areas by the federal government have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file tax returns due on or after Sept. 1, 2017, and before Jan. 31, 2018. Penalty relief will be provided during the extension period. Taxpayers seeking this Alabama tax relief should write “Texas Flood 2017” in red ink on any state paper return/report which relies on this filing extension relief. In regard to electronically-filed returns/reports, affected taxpayers should contact ADOR for filing guidance. Taxpayers may contact the following ADOR offices by telephone:

  • Individual Income Tax: 334-353-0602
  • Corporate Income Tax: 334-242-1200
  • Pass-through Entities: 334-242-1033
  • Sales and Use Tax: 334-242-1490
  • Business Privilege Tax: 334-353-7923
  • Withholding Tax: 334-242-1300

For more information on this relief, including a list of the eligible counties, view the IRS announcement at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-gives-tax-relief-to-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-parts-of-texas-now-eligible-extension-filers-have-until-jan-31-to-file.

Click here to download a pdf of this release.

ADOR also is providing tax relief in the form of a temporary suspension of the requirements associated with the International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) for any motor vehicle engaged in interstate disaster relief efforts in the State of Louisiana or travelling through the state of Alabama as part of the disaster relief.