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Tax Relief Available for California Wildfire Victims

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The IRS has granted victims of the California wildfires more time to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Victims of the fires that began on August 14 have until December 15, 2020, to file and pay tax returns and payments due between August 14 and December 14. For victims of the wildfires that began on September 4, due dates from September 4 to January 14 are pushed back to January 15, 2021.

The tax relief is available to anyone in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. For victims of the August fires, this currently includes California residents and businesses in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, and Yolo counties. For the September wildfires, the list currently includes Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Siskiyou counties. However, taxpayers in places added later to the disaster........

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