Severe storms have been ongoing in many parts of California since December. I have two family members with severe damage to their homes causing them to have to move out for repairs. And I know many others also suffered significant damage to property.
FEMA and the IRS responded with relief. The IRS has now issued three announcements of which of the 58 counties in California get a postponement of filing and payment and for what periods – generally, if eligible based on county of residence, filing and payment (such as for 2022 returns) is now October 16, 2023.
Each of the three announcements lists mostly the same counties, but the lists are not identical nor the start date. But after these three casualty relief notices, just three of 58 counties in California don’t get filing and payment relief – unless their records are in a county that gets relief and they ask the IRS for the postponed filing and payment date.
Well, California has a population of 39.2 million. The population of the three counties not included in relief are:
Lassen – population 31,000
Modoc – population 8,700
Shasta – population 181,000
These counties represent less than 1% of California’s population.