IRS Announces Tax Relief for Georgia Taxpayers Impacted by Idalia

In response to the destruction caused by Idalia, the IRS has announced extended tax relief for impacted taxpayers within 28 counties in Georgia. The below is a summary of the specific tax relief in relation to 1031 exchanges.
Tax relief for Georgia counties affected by Idalia

Due to Idalia, the IRS has issued Tax Relief for 28 counties within Georgia.

The Disaster Date is August 30th (GA). The General postponement date is February 15, 2024.

The Disaster Date is listed above. Note that some disasters occur on a single date; others, such as flooding, occur over a period of days and the Disaster Date above is preceded by beginning or began.

Currently, 28 counties within Georgia including: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Emanuel, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Thomas, Tift, Ware and Wayne counties qualify. Individuals and households that reside or have a business in these counties qualify for tax relief, but any area added later to the disaster area will also qualify. 

An “Affected (“Exchangor" or "Exchanger") Individual or entity desiring an exchange. Taxpayer ” includes individuals who live, and businesses whose principal place of business is located in, the Covered Disaster Area. Affected (“Exchangor" or "Exchanger") Individual or entity desiring an exchange. Taxpayer s are entitled to relief regardless of where the relinquished property or replacement property is located. Affected (“Exchangor" or "Exchanger") Individual or entity desiring an exchange. Taxpayer s may choose either the General Postponement relief under Section 6 OR the Alternative relief under Section 17 of Rev. Proc. 2018-58. (“Exchangor" or "Exchanger") Individual or entity desiring an exchange. Taxpayer s who do not meet the definition of Affected (“Exchangor" or "Exchanger") Individual or entity desiring an exchange. Taxpayer s do not qualify for Section 6 General Postponement relief.

Option One: General Postponement under Section 6 of Rev. Proc. 2018-58 (Affected Taxpayers only). Any 45-day deadline or 180-day deadline (for either a forward or reverse exchange) that falls on or after the Disaster Date above is postponed to the General Postponement Date. The General Postponement applies regardless of the date the Those certain items of real and/or personal property described in the relinquished property contract and qualifying as “relinquished property” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.1031(k)-1(a); The "Old Asset”, property or properties given up or conveyed by a taxpayer as part of a 1031 exchange. Relinquished Property was transferred (or the parked property acquired by the EAT) and is available to Affected Taxpayers regardless of whether their exchange began before or after the Disaster Date.

Option Two: Section 17 Alternative (Available to (1) Affected (“Exchangor" or "Exchanger") Individual or entity desiring an exchange. Taxpayer s and (2) other taxpayers who have difficulty meeting the exchange deadlines because of the disaster. See Rev. Proc. 2018-58, Section 17 for conditions constituting “difficulty”). Option Two is only available if the relinquished property was transferred (or the parked property was acquired by the EAT) on or before the Disaster Date. Any 45-day or 180-day deadline that falls on or after the Disaster Date is extended to THE LONGER OF: (1) 120 days from such deadline; OR (2) the General Postponement Date. Note the date may not be extended beyond one year or the due date (including extensions) of the tax return for the year of the disposition of the relinquished property (typically, if an extension was filed, 9/15 for corporations and partnerships and 10/15 for other taxpayers). 

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Read more on additional IRS Tax Relief for those impacted by Hurricane Idalia in Florida and South Carolina. 


The material in this blog is presented for informational purposes only. The information presented is not investment, legal, tax or compliance advice. Accruit performs the duties of a Qualified  A person acting to facilitate an exchange under section 1031 and the regulations. This person may not be the taxpayer or a disqualified person. Section 1.1031(k)-1(g)(4)(iii) requires that, for an intermediary to be a qualified intermediary, the intermediary must enter into a written "exchange" agreement with the taxpayer and, as required by the exchange agreement, acquire the relinquished property from the taxpayer, transfer the relinquished property, acquire the replacement property, and transfer the replacement property to the taxpayer. Intermediary , and as such does not offer or sell investments or provide investment, legal, or tax advice.