The Alabama Department of Revenue (ALDOR) is delaying the state tax filing deadline for Alabamians who reside or have a business in federally declared disaster areas in Alabama where damage was caused by severe weather in January. 

The delay measures mirror Internal Revenue Service (IRS) measures in the same declared disaster areas.

According to the IRS, individuals and families affected by storms that reside or have a business in Autauga, Barbour, Chambers, Conecuh, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Mobile, Morgan, Sumter and Tallapoosa Counties qualify for a tax deadline delay. 

Per a news release, ALDOR will grant filing and payment extensions to taxpayers directly affected by these severe storms. Alabama taxpayers residing in areas designated as disaster areas by the federal government have until Oct. 16, 2023, to file tax returns and make tax payments due on or after Jan. 12, 2023, and before Oct. 16, 2023. Taxpayers in these areas who file and pay on or before Oct. 16, 2023, will be eligible for penalty and interest relief during the extension period. The relief applies to all taxes administered by ALDOR, other than taxes and registration fees due under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and the International Registration Plan (IRP).

Affected taxpayers filing for Individual Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Pass-through Entities, Business Privilege Tax, or Withholding Tax may submit a penalty waiver request using this form. Taxpayers may submit the form to ALDOR’s Income Tax Administration Division at the address on the form.

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