Tennessee Agency Reminds People of Federal Tax Return Deadline for Spring Storm Victims

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett (pictured above) reminded victims in the counties impacted by tornadoes and severe storms that began at the end of March that the deadline to file their federal income tax returns and tax payments is Monday, July 31.

The 10 counties affected by tornadoes on March 31 and April 1 include Cannon, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lewis, Macon, McNairy, Rutherford, Tipton, and Wayne.

In April, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the approval of his federal emergency assistance request to support the counties impacted by the tornadoes and severe storms. In response, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) postponed certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for taxpayers who live or have businesses in the counties.

Eligible returns and payments that qualify for the July 31 deadline include the following:

  • 2022 individual income tax returns and payments normally due on April 18.
  • For eligible taxpayers, 2022 contributions to IRAs and health savings accounts.
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments normally due on April 18 and June 15.
  • Calendar-year 2022 corporate and fiduciary income tax returns and payments normally due on April 18.
  • Quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on May 1.
  • Calendar-year 2022 returns filed by tax-exempt organizations normally due on May 15.

According to Hargett’s office, Tennesseans with an address of record in the disaster area automatically receive filing and penalty relief from the IRS. Tax relief must be requested by calling the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 for those who qualify for relief but live outside the disaster area.

Those who need more time to file beyond next Monday’s deadline must file their extension requests on paper using Form 4868. By filing the form, Hargett’s office notes, Tennesseans in disaster areas will have until October 16 to file.

Tax payments, however, are still due by July 31.

“The severe weather this spring impacted many Tennesseans across our great state,” Hargett said in a statement. “As recovery continues, our office wants to remind the impacted Tennesseans and businesses of the upcoming important federal tax deadline.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Tre Hargett” by Tennessee Secretary of State.




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