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Hurricane Harvey – Additional Extension of Time to File

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Finance

The Delaware Division of Revenue will extend certain deadlines for filing individual and business tax returns, as well as for making certain tax payments for taxpayers who have been directly impacted by the severe storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

“The Division of Revenue recognizes the impact that Hurricane Harvey has had on taxpayers and will take all steps necessary to assist hurricane victims who need assistance with Delaware’s tax filing obligations,” said Division of Revenue Director, David Gregor.

Delaware will follow the rules outlined by the Internal Revenue Service in news release IR-2017-135. The extended tax return filing due dates apply to taxpayers located in the impacted disaster areas identified in the IRS notice. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that occurred starting on Aug. 23, 2017 thru January 16, 2018 to January 31, 2018. This includes an additional filing extension for individual taxpayers with valid extensions to Oct. 16, 2017, and businesses with valid extensions to Sept. 15, 2017.

To avoid a penalty assessment for late filing, taxpayers should submit a written request seeking an additional extension via email to Jeffry.schott@state.de.us. If your request is based upon the tax records being located in the disaster area, please include the address where those tax records are located. Business taxpayer requests should be on company letterhead and signed by a company official.

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