Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence

The IRS recently published guidance containing certain relief for those individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Florence. Specifically, the IRS offered extensions in relation to certain tax filing deadlines. The extensions apply automatically to any individual or business in an area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance.

Specifically, in North Carolina, individuals and businesses that reside in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnson, Lee, Lenoir, Jones, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson counties may qualify for tax relief. In South Carolina, individuals who reside or have a business in Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties may qualify for tax relief.

As a result of this relief, individuals or businesses that had forms due on or after Sept. 8, 2018, and before Jan. 31, 2019, have additional time to file the form through Jan. 31, 2019. The relief would apply to quarterly payroll/employment/excise tax filings due, as well as for any employers that may have previously applied for a Form 5500 filing extension.

Affected employers should discuss their filing obligations with their accountant, with this relief in mind.

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