The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

May 14, 2014

IRS and ADOR offering tax relief to storm victims

By Lora Scripps
lora@athensnews-courier.com

— The Internal Revenue Service and Alabama Department of Revenue are offering tax relief to Limestone County individuals and business taxpayers affected by the April 28 storms.

Tax deadlines between April 28 and Oct. 15 have been postponed to Oct. 15.

According to the IRS the postponement includes the May 15 deadline for tax-exempt organizations to file their annual Form 990. The IRS said it also includes the June 16 and Sept. 15 deadlines for making quarterly estimated tax payments.

The IRS added that a variety of business tax deadlines are also affected including the April 30 and July 31 deadlines for quarterly payroll and excise tax returns.

The relief for Alabama taxes includes:

• Income tax withholding returns due for monthly filers May 15, June 16, July 14, Aug. 15 and Sept. 15;

• Income tax withholding quarterly returns due for quarterly filers July 31;

• Estimated Person Income Tax and Estimated Corporate Income Tax returns due June 16, 2014 and Sept. 15, 2014;

• Any other related income tax returns due during the extension period.

According to ADOR, late filing and payment penalties will be waived upon request for those affected taxpayers seeking relief. Though, Alabama tax laws have no provision for the waiver of interest.

ADOR said relief measures for other taxes administered would be handled on a case-by-case basis.

ADOR advises those affected taxpayers to identify their returns by writing in red ink “April 2014 Storms.”

Taxpayers, who are seeking tax relief and filing electronically, should contact the appropriate ADOR division office.

To contact division offices call:

• Income tax withholding at 334-242-1300;

• Estimated personal income tax at 334-242-1099;

• Corporate income tax at 334-242-1200;

• Pass-through entities at 334-242-1033;

• Business privilege tax at 334-353-7923.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.