2016 Tax Returns on Extension for Taxpayers in Federally Declared Disaster Areas

Certain taxpayers may qualify for an extension until Jan. 31, 2018. This includes taxpayers who live in a federally declared disaster area, have a U.S. tax filing obligation, and had previously obtained a valid 6-month extension of time to file their federal tax return. The federally declared disaster areas include hurricane and tropical storm victims in Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and parts of Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina, as well as wildfire victims in parts of California. See the IRS disaster relief page and e-file page for more information.

Because this relief postpones various tax deadlines, individuals and businesses will have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file any returns and pay any taxes due. Those eligible for the extra time include:

  • Individual filers whose tax-filing extension ran out on Oct. 16, 2017. Because tax payments related to these 2016 returns were originally due on April 18, 2017, those payments are not eligible for this relief.
  • Business filers, such as calendar-year partnerships, whose extensions ran out on Sept. 15, 2017.
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments that were due on Sept. 15, 2017, and Jan. 16, 2018.
  • Quarterly payroll and excise tax returns that were due on Oct. 31, 2017.
  • Calendar-year tax-exempt organizations whose 2016 extensions ran out on Nov. 15, 2017.