UPDATED – IRS Extends Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Idalia in Florida, South Carolina by Steven Rubin, CPA

Posted on September 13, 2023 by Steven Rubin

The IRS has extended until Feb. 15, 2024, various tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for individuals and businesses recently impacted by Hurricane Idalia, which first made landfall on Florida’s west coast on Aug. 27, 2023.

The postponed deadline applies automatically to taxpayers with homes or businesses located in the following jurisdictions declared as federal disaster areas:

The relief also applies to:

The tax reporting and payment obligations qualifying for the Feb. 15, 2024, deadline without risk of penalty include:

Penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after Aug. 27, 2023, and before Sept. 11, 2023, will be abated as long as the tax deposits are made by Sept. 11, 2023. If an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS for an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date that falls within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate the penalty.

Taxpayers who incurred casualty losses due to Hurricane Idalia can claim a disaster-related casualty loss on their 2022 or 2023 federal income tax returns. Please consult your tax advisors to determine which option is best suited to your unique needs and circumstances.

About the Author: Steven Rubin, CPA, is a senior manager of Tax Services with Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and CPA, where he provides federal, state and local tax compliance and consulting services to corporations, closely held businesses and high-net-worth families. He can be reached at the CPA firm’s Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office at (954) 712-7000 or