(TRENTON) – State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced today that the New Jersey Division of Taxation is following the lead of the IRS and extending tax filing and payment deadlines for certain taxpayers impacted by Tropical Storm Ida.
“The breadth and scope of damage caused by Ida has taken an immense toll on many New Jersey residents – physically, emotionally, and financially,” said Treasurer Muoio. “By mirroring the IRS extension, we hope to provide some measure of relief for both residents and relief workers so they can focus on recovering from the storm and getting back on their feet.”
Affected taxpayers include businesses and individuals located in the disaster areas, those whose tax records are in the disaster areas, and relief workers. The Division of Taxation is following the federal guidelines for tax relief provided in the August 31 Internal Revenue Service announcement for victims of Hurricane Ida.
The IRS has extended deadlines for certain taxpayers affected by Ida who have a responsibility to:
Taxpayers affected by Ida now have until January 3, 2022, to file their New Jersey tax returns and submit payments, including estimated payments, which have either an original or extended due date between August 26, 2021 and January 3, 2022.
This means that individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2020 returns, scheduled to run out on October 15, will now have until January 3, 2022, to file. In addition, taxpayers may be eligible for abatement of penalty and interest on underpaid tax that would normally accrue during the period of the postponement.
Those who file a business or personal return electronically are advised to wait until they receive a notice from the New Jersey Division of Taxation. They should respond to that notice by requesting tax relief and indicating that they are in a Presidential Disaster Relief Area, Hurricane Ida.
Those who file a return by paper must write in black ink "Presidential Disaster Relief Area, Hurricane Ida" on the top of the return or payment.
Should the IRS further extend the filing deadline for federal tax purposes, the deadline for New Jersey returns and payments will also be extended.
Anyone with additional questions about New Jersey tax relief related to Hurricane Ida, is advised to contact the Division of Taxation via e-mail.