One-Week Filing Extension to Taxpayers Whose Preparers Were Affected by Hurricane Irene

On September 1, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is granting taxpayers whose preparers were affected by Hurricane Irene until September 22, 2011 to file returns normally due September 15.  The taxpayer’s preparer must be located in an area that was under an evacuation order or a severe weather warning because of Hurricane Irene, even if the preparer is located outside of the federally declared disaster areas.

This relief, which primarily applies to corporations, partnerships and trusts that previously obtained a tax filing extension, is available to taxpayers regardless of their location.

It is important to note that this relief does not apply to any tax payment requirements.