November 2, 2012
SALEM—The Oregon Department of Revenue has extended certain tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Taxpayers who cannot meet normal filing and payment deadlines because of the storm now have until November 7 to file returns and tax payments that would have been due October 30 or 31. Taxpayers who qualify include those located in an affected area or those whose tax records are located in affected areas.
This relief primarily applies to businesses whose payroll and excise tax returns and payments were normally due October 31st. The Internal Revenue Service also has extended important federal tax deadlines to November 7; http://www.irs.gov/News-&-Events
contains more information on the federal extension.
Those affected by Hurricane Sandy who receive an IRS extension for filing a return or for paying taxes will be eligible for an interest and penalty abatement of tax that would otherwise accrue for the period of the postponement. If you receive a billing notice from Revenue related to late filing and/or late payment, and the filing or payment is late because of the hurricane, call the agency at the telephone number listed on the notice to explain your situation and request relief.
Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund or make tax payments, or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204. Due to the amount of calls the department receives during tax season, you may experience extended waiting times.