Today the IRS announced that it will be offering tax relief to victims of severe storms in parts of Illinois. The destructive weather that began on November 17, 2013 has resulted in the government making disaster declarations in the following counties: Champaign, Douglas, Fayette, Grundy, Jasper, La Salle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford.
If you live in any of these counties then you will automatically be given extra time to file and pay certain taxes. Deadlines falling anytime between November 17, 2013 and February 28, 2014 will be extended to February 28, 2014. If you have been affected by these storms (either personally or indirectly, such as by having a tax preparer in one of these counties) but you do not reside or do business in the affected area, then you may still obtain tax relief by calling the IRS and explaining your individual circumstances. The IRS disaster hotline is (866) 562-5227.
Maybe this Thanksgiving we should remember to be thankful for great weather, especially here in California.