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  • IRS Grants Extension For Victims of Boston Marathon Bombing

    Friday 19th of April 2013 12:26:23 PM

    The IRS announced that they will in fact grant a three-month extension for tax filing and paying to all Boston area Tax Payers that were affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings.

    Tax relief is granted to all tax payers that reside in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. This included the city of Boston. It also includes victims, families of victims, all EMS that were involved, as well as those that were affected by this disaster that live outside Suffolk County. Also those taxpayers that have contracted tax preparers that were unfavorably affected by this calamity.

    IRS Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller said “Our hearts go out to the people affected by this tragic event,” and “We want victims and others affected by this terrible tragedy to have the time they need to finish their individual tax returns.”

    The IRS plans on distributing a notice informing all eligible tax payers that they have until July 15, 2013, to file their 2012 tax returns or pay any dues to the IRS that would have been normally due April 15th. The IRS will also eradicate any penalty that tax payers normally receive when filing late just as long the eligible tax payers file no later than July 15, 2013. Normally there would have been a 3% interest that is compounded daily in addition to a late filing fee.

    If you are a tax payer that resides in Suffolk County then there is no further action to be taken. The IRS is automatically granting the extensions for those eligible tax payers. If you reside outside Suffolk County and need to claim this relief you should contact the IRS at 1-866-562-5227 on or after April 23, 2013. The IRS also said that if you should receive notices about penalties you may call that number for penalty abatement.

    If you need more time that the July 15, 2013 deadline to file your taxes you should visit the IRS WEBSITE and fill out Form 4868 no later than July 15, 2013.

    You can also visit IRS WEBSITE for other tax related questions or call 1-800-829-1040.

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