Reminder: April 30 Automatic Filing Extension for Dec. 2017 SoCal Disasters

CSEA reminds our Members that taxpayers affected by the California wildfires, flooding, mudflows and debris flows in parts of southern California have until April 30, 2018 to file and pay. This relief also includes additional time for making a 2017 IRA contribution, making estimated tax payments, and filing payroll and excise tax returns and corporate income tax returns originally due or on extension during the relief period. It also applies to tax-exempt organizations required to file Form 990 series returns with a deadline falling during this period.

A Major Disaster Declaration was approved on January 2, 2018 for Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, due to the wildfires, flooding, mudflows, and debris flows from December 4, 2017 and continuing.
In a January 17 press release, the IRS stated that individuals who reside or have a business in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties may qualify for tax relief.

The FTB also announced special tax relief for taxpayers impacted by Southern California wildfires, floods, and mudslides that began in December 2017. Affected taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2017 California tax returns and make payments until April 30, 2018. FTB automatically follows federal postponement periods for any presidentially declared disasters.

For details on available tax relief and information on how to take advantage of it, visit the Around the Nation page on or see IRS Publication 976, Disaster Relief.