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IRS postpones tax filing deadline for those impacted by tornadoes

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 10:35:45-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The IRS is extending the tax filing deadline for victims of this week's tornadoes. This includes not only individuals, but businesses as well.

The tax filing deadline for those impacted will by July 15th, 2020 instead of the usual April 15th.

This extension impacts anyone in a federal disaster area, which currently includes areas of Davidson, Putnam and Wilson Counties, but more could be added to that list at a later date.

Other tax deadlines have been extended as well. Anyone with a quarterly estimated income tax payment due on April 15th or June 15th will have that deadline extended to July 15th. Tax-exempt organizations with a May 15th deadline will also have their deadline extended to July 15th.

The IRS says if you receive a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS and are impacted by the tornado, call the number on the notice.

More information about the changes can be read in the IRS' full press release here.