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Spokane Area Tax Relief

The Internal Revenue Service has announced tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Washington state affected by wildfires that began on August 18, 2023. Taxpayers in these areas now have until June 17, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns, as well as make tax payments. The relief is extended to any area designated by FEMA, currently including Spokane County and available to any other Washington state localities added later to the disaster area.

This relief encompasses a wide range of tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred between August 18, 2023, and June 17, 2024. Affected individuals and businesses have until the latter date to fulfill their tax obligations, including filings such as individual income tax returns, quarterly estimated income tax payments, payroll tax returns, and more. Additionally, penalties for failing to make certain tax deposits during the specified period will be abated under certain conditions, providing further assistance to those impacted by the wildfires.

The IRS is taking proactive steps to ensure affected taxpayers receive the relief they need, automatically providing filing and penalty relief to those with an IRS address of record located in the disaster area. For taxpayers outside the affected region whose records are in the disaster area, assistance is available upon contact with the IRS. The coordinated federal response, in collaboration with FEMA, reflects a commitment to supporting individuals and businesses in their recovery efforts. For comprehensive information on disaster recovery, individuals are encouraged to visit

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