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IRS Extends Tax Deadline to October 16

California filing deadline extended to May 15

In January, the IRS had extended the 2022 tax filing deadline for Californians affected by the winter storms. The deadline was extended from April 17th to May 15th.

Several days ago, however, the IRS extended the deadline for California, Alabama and Georgia until October 16, 2023.

California taxpayers impacted by the storms also qualify for an extension of time to file their state tax returns until May 15, 2023.

However, California state income tax returns are largely based on the federal tax returns. The federal amounts are then adjusted for additions or substractions based on differences in California tax laws.

Consequently, the California deadline will be most likely be extended to conform with the federal tax deadline of October 16, as well.

In the meanwhile, the May 15 extension covers 41 of 58 counties in California, including the entire Bay Area and every major metropolitan area. The 17 counties excluded from the extension are mostly rural counties in northern California and the Sierra Nevadas.

Specifically, the excluded counties are Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Del Norte, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity, and Tuolomne.