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Filing Deadlines Extended Further for Hurricane Sandy Victims
November 8, 2012

SALEM—The Oregon Department of Revenue is allowing a February 1, 2013 extension of certain tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Taxpayers who could not meet normal filing deadlines for payroll and excise tax returns because of the storm now have until February 1, 2013 to submit those returns, although they are urged to comply as soon as possible.

The February 1 extension also applies to fourth quarter estimated tax payments for personal income taxes, which normally would be due on January 15, 2013.

These extended filing deadlines are the same as those announced by the Internal Revenue Service for storm victims.

Eligible taxpayers include those located in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy or those whose tax records are located in affected areas. Taxpayers granted relief by the IRS due to the storm will be eligible for an extension on their state taxes.

The new deadline further lengthens a filing extension announced last week by Revenue and the IRS. The first extension gave Hurricane Sandy victims until November 7 to file their returns and make payments.

For more information about federal extensions due to the recent super storm, visit their website at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Provides-Tax-Relief-to-Victims-of-Hurricane-Sandy;-Return-Filing-and-Tax-Payment-Deadline-Extended-to-Feb.-1,-2013.

Those affected by Hurricane Sandy who receive an IRS extension for filing a return or paying taxes will be eligible for an abatement of interest and penalty that would otherwise accrue on late filings or payments 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, questions.dor@state.or.us. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204.