IRS announced that the tax season is over for most states. Remember it was last January 23 when it all started and April 18 when it finished. Even if there was the possibility to file an extension and file your return by October, many people have not done so and they now face the possible consequences of an IRS bill.
This year there were three days extra to file your 2022 tax return claimed the IRS. Luckily, some taxpayers in the USA have a wider filing window. In this way, they have more time to gather all the necessary documents and figure out the amount of their refund. The states that are allowed to have a later tax return filing are just five.
Two more states had a longer filing season but the deadline was last April 20, 2023. It was the case of Hawaii and Oklahoma. The taxpayers that could file later than the rest of the US citizens are those living in Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico, California, and Virginia. So, you can still file for the 2022 tax return if you live there claimed the IRS.
When is the deadline to file your tax return from 2022 according to the IRS?
Most of these dates are until May 2023, but there is an exception informs the IRS. So, let us see them in detail. For example, if you are a taxpayer in Delaware you will have until May 1, 2023, to file. In the case of Iowa, it will be exactly the same as in Delaware. May 1 is their deadline to file their tax returns and get their refunds in just 21 days.
Remember that you can collect your tax refund check in 3 weeks’ time. If you file electronically and ask for a direct deposit states the IRS. Filing on paper could delay the process and you will not be able to enjoy your refund as fast. Therefore, it is not advisable to file that way. Ask for help if you do not know how to file online.
The states of New Mexico and Virginia will also be on the same date as Delaware and Iowa. May 1, 2023, seems to be the most popular date to delay this filing process. However, the state of Louisiana has allowed taxpayers living there to have an even longer extension. They can sort out their IRS tax liabilities until May 15, 2023.
What about the IRS deadline for those living in California?
Bear in mind that the IRS is aware of the fact that sometimes there are more important things to take care of than taxes. That is the case of those citizens that have to rebuild their houses, move to another place or find a new job due to a disaster. Let us not forget that there were severe weather conditions there.
As well as that, there were natural disasters in California in 2022 so they got an extension. The IRS wants to highlight that taxpayers in three California counties will not have a longer filing season. However, in the rest of the counties, they will be able to file their 2022 tax returns until October 16, 2023. So it is a relief.
What is more, not only will they be able to file later, but they will also be allowed to pay later. Remember that those taxpayers that have decided to file an extension must pay taxes due. But it is not the case for those who have been affected by natural disasters and severe weather conditions in California.
What if you were not affected by a disaster?
If you were not impacted by the 2022 and 2023 winter storms, whether you are an individual or a business, you must have already paid your taxes by April 18, 2023. According to the State of California Franchise Tax Board, the taxpayers who live in the counties of Lassen, Modoc, and Shasta cannot enjoy this extension.
Therefore, the postponement of payment and filing of taxes is not available to them says the IRS. Most importantly, those who suffer the disastrous consequences of the winter storms may be able to claim a deduction. The IRS claims a deduction for a disaster loss is possible when you file your 2022 tax return.
Disasters include Fire, Flood, Earthquake, or similar events. The Franchise Tax Board informs that penalties and interest will be “canceled on the underpaid income tax and it will be for the length of any extended deadline period. Check what the IRS says if you need any further information about this topic.