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Iowa Offers Tax Extensions for Victims of Sandy


As the slow process of recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues, states around the country are offering assistance in many ways. Yesterday, Iowa joined Connecticut, California, and other states offering tax return deadline extensions for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy. At a time like this, taxes should be the least of people's worries.

Iowa taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Sandy now have until November 7, 2012, to file the sales and use withholding returns and payments that were due on October 31.

"This relief applies to businesses whose quarterly Iowa sales/use tax and withholding returns for the period ending September 30, 2012 were due on October 31. … Individuals or corporations filing Iowa income tax returns for a fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 also have until November 7 to file without penalty or interest if they are located in an affected area." 

The Iowa Department of Revenue eFile & Pay system automatically calculates penalty and interest on late payments. The IDR underscores that "[i]f you are located in the impacted area, and file no later than November 7, disregard the penalty and interest calculated for the September 2012 quarter and pay on the tax due."

Additional information is available at the Iowa Department of Revenue.

All of us at taxrates.com extend our deepest sympathies to victims of the storm.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.