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State Postpones Deadline for Victims Hardest Hit by Storm in Northeast

Update #2: On April 26, 2007, the IRS postponed the filing date to file income tax returns for nine counties hit by the storm in the Northeast. The Franchise Tax Board will follow the federal postponement to June 25, 2007.

The impacted counties are:

  • New Jersey: Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Passaic, Somerset, and Union and
  • New York: Orange, Rockland, and Westchester.

Deadlines for affected taxpayers to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts falling on or after April 14, 2007, and on or before June 25, 2007, have been postponed to June 25, 2007.

For more information, see IRS Grants Relief.

Update #1: On April 18, 2007, the IRS extended the filing date to file income tax returns to April 26 for those hardest hit by the storm of April 16 in the Northeast. The Franchise Tax Board will follow the federal extension. For more information, see IRS Notice 2007-89 and IRS Notice 2007-92.

Original News Release: April 17, 2007

Franchise Tax Board Follows Federal Postponement Period

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today announced special tax relief for taxpayers in the areas hardest hit by the April 16 storm in several Northeastern states.

The FTB is giving taxpayers directly impacted by the storm an added two days beyond the April 17 deadline to file income tax returns-the same postponement period announced by the IRS.

Taxpayers needing copies of state returns to replace lost or damaged ones should complete Form FTB 3516, Request for Copy of Tax Return. Print, “April 16 Storm” in red at the top of the request. Disaster victims receive free copies of tax returns. If taxpayers are e-filing, they should follow the software instructions to enter the disaster information.

For more information, refer to IRS Notice 2007-89. To learn more about state disaster losses, refer to publication FTB 1034, Disaster Loss at www.ftb.ca.gov or the IRS 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts at www.irs.gov.

If you can't pay your taxes, request a payment plan online. If you owe less than $25,000 and can repay it within five years, you will generally qualify.