MONTGOMERY, Sept. 12, 2017 – The Alabama Department of Revenue is offering tax relief to Alabama taxpayers who have been affected by damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The tax relief measures will mirror IRS measures in the same declared disaster areas.
“As the victims of Hurricane Irma’s wrath start to rebuild their lives, the Alabama Department of Revenue is offering this tax relief to hopefully help ease some of the burden,” said Revenue Commissioner Vernon Barnett. “Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with the millions of people who have been affected by recent disastrous storms.”
ADOR will grant filing extensions to taxpayers directly affected by Hurricane Irma. Alabama taxpayers residing in areas designated as disaster areas by the federal government have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file tax returns due on or after Sept. 15, 2017, and before Jan. 31, 2018. Penalty relief will be provided during the extension period. Taxpayers seeking this Alabama tax relief should write “Irma Relief – 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 localities, view the IRS announcement at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-gives-tax-relief-to-victims-of-hurricane-irma-like-harvey-extension-filers-have-until-jan-31-to-file-additional-relief-planned. Parts of Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are currently eligible, but 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 is always available on the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.
In addition, taxpayers in areas not specifically designated as disaster areas who encounter difficulty filing on time due to weather-related circumstances associated with Hurricane Irma may be eligible to request a waiver of late-filing and late-payment penalties after providing appropriate documentation to ADOR.
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