Updated 10/11/11 to include Bladen, Columbus and Sampson counties.
NC/SC-2011-03, Oct. 5, 2011
GREENSBORO –– The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irene that they have until Oct. 31 to meet certain tax filing and payment obligations and announced that e-File and Free File would remain available to accept their returns.
E-file, which will close for all other taxpayers following the Oct. 17 extension filing deadline, will be open through the end of October to any taxpayer who lives or has a business in areas granted tax relief because of Hurricane Irene.
This includes taxpayers in the following North Carolina counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Columbus, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Sampson, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.
Special Instructions for e-Filers
The IRS encouraged any taxpayer who wants to include a payment with the tax return to e-File by Oct. 20.
Because of year-end programming changes, IRS e-File will not accept returns that include payments after Oct 20. E-file returns that include a payment after that date will be rejected, but the IRS offers other options for these taxpayers to still e-file but pay separately by using:
These guidelines apply to e-File and Free File returns only. Payments accompanying paper returns are not affected.