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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Haiti Relief Workers Qualify for Combat Zone Extension

California conforms to IRC Section 7508, which allows members of the military and certain civilians providing earthquake relief in Haiti in connection with Operation Unified Response (a contingency operation) additional time to file their 2009 returns, pay any additional taxes due, make 2009 IRA contributions, and make quarterly estimated tax payments for 2010.

Taxpayers normally have 180 days after they leave the combat zone or contingency operation area to take care of various tax-related matters. The exact deadline depends on when the eligible taxpayer went to Haiti and when they left Haiti. No form needs to be filed to get this relief. For additional information, see IRS News Release IR-2010-47 dated April 13, 2010.


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