Due to recent winter storms in California, the IRS and Governor Gavin Newsom’s office have extended the deadline to file and pay taxes by six months for San Diego County and most of California.
The new deadline is now October 16th, giving taxpayers more time to prepare their returns.
This extension applies to personal, state, and federal taxes, as well as business tax returns.
Taxpayers who need to report any physical damages or losses from the recent storms should first talk with their tax preparer and then go to the IRS website for guidance.
However, taxpayers should also be aware of potential scams and should not wait until the last minute to file their taxes.
While this extension provides relief for many, it is still important to file taxes in a timely manner to ensure refunds are received promptly.