Filing Information for Retailers Affected by Recent Storms
There was a recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for ten counties in Kentucky that experienced storms, tornadoes, floods and landslides during the period of April 2-17. The affected counties are: Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliot, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott.
The declaration permits the IRS and the Department of Revenue to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after April 2 and on or before July 31 have been postponed to July 31, 2015. This includes the April 15 deadline for filing 2014 individual income tax returns, making income tax payments and making 2014 contributions to an individual retirement account (IRA). There is other relief for businesses, exempt organizations and individuals spelled out in the news release.
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Taxpayers who cannot locate their sales tax return and need a replacement may contact the DOR Division of Sales and Use Tax at 502-564-5170 (Option 1) for assistance. Taxpayers who are having difficulty meeting filing deadlines for their sales tax returns can also contact the Division of Sales and Use Tax which will work with them on a case-by-case basis.
The IRS has information available regarding federal Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses. It is designed to help homeowners and businesses in a federally declared disaster area. It can be found at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=156138,00.html
For more information about any federal relief or extensions, taxpayers should visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov or call the IRS at 800-829-1040 for individuals. For businesses with federal tax-related questions, they should call the IRS at 800-829-4933.