The IRS announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by terrorist attacks in the State of Israel. The IRS would continue to monitor events and may provide additional relief.
Filing and Payment Deadlines Extended
The IRS extended certain deadlines that occurred or would occur during the period from October 7, 2023, through October 7, 2024. As a result, affected individuals and businesses would have until October 7, 2024, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. This extension includes filing for most returns, including:
- individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2022 return due to run out on October 16, 2023. However, because tax payments related to these 2022 returns were due on April 18, 2023, those payments were not eligible for this relief. So, these individuals filing on extension have more time to file, but not to pay;
- calendar-year corporations whose 2022 extensions run out on October 16, 2023. Similarly, these corporations have more time to file, but not to pay;
- 2023 individual and business returns and payments normally due on March 15 and April 15, 2024. These individuals and businesses have both more time to file and more time to pay;
- quarterly estimated income tax payments normally due on January 16, April 15, June 17 and September 16, 2024;
- quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on October 31, 2023, and January 31, April 30 and July 31, 2024;
- calendar-year tax-exempt organizations whose extensions run out on November 15, 2023; and
- retirement plan contributions and rollovers.
The penalty for failure to make payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after October 7, 2023 and before November 6, 2023, would be abated. But the deposits must be made by November 6, 2023.