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Extensions for Disaster Areas announced in Texas

Following the severe winter storm that hit Texas in early February, the IRS has issued deadline extensions for all 254 counties in Texas.

Accruit has previously provided a summary of the rules pertaining to extensions of exchange transactions due to federally declared disasters.

The IRS issued an extension on February 22, 2021 for various deadlines. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after February 11, 2021, and before June 15, 2021 are postponed through June 15, 2021. This includes various 2020 business tax returns due on March 15 and 2020 individual and business returns due on April 15. Taxpayers also have until June 15 to make 2020 IRA contributions. This extension also includes like-kind exchanges. 

The IRS issued extensions for all 254 Texas counties for victims of the severe winter storms that began on February 11, 2021.

Accruit suggests that affected taxpayers consult with their tax and legal professionals as well as confirm on IRS website for any updates.

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