IRS Grants Tax Relief for Victims of California Wildfires


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IR-2003-126, Oct. 28, 2003
(Updated 11/3/03 to add Riverside County.)
(Updated 12/5/03 to add incident ending date)
(Updated  2/6/04 to expand disaster description and extend incident ending date)

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced special tax relief for Southern California residents in the Presidential Disaster Area that was struck by wildfires, flooding, mudflow and debris flow beginning Oct. 21, 2003, and ending Mar. 31, 2004.

The disaster area counties are: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura.

  • The FTD Penalty Waiver Period for employment and excise tax deposits is Oct. 21 - Nov. 7, 2003.
  • The Extension Period for returns and other tax payments is Oct. 21 through Dec. 29, 2003.
  • The Disaster Designation for this area is “CA Wildfires” – taxpayers mark certain relief-related forms with this designation.

Relief Provisions

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