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Tax Relief for Missouri Flood Victims


 Missouri flood, 1993

As much of the country celebrated the end of 2015 and the arrival of 2016, many Midwesterners were struggling to save their homes and businesses. In Missouri alone, more than $40 million in damage was created by severe weather and devastating floods that affected the region from December 23, 2015 to January 9, 2016. The City of St. Louis and 37 counties in Missouri are still coping with a state of disaster; clean-up is steady but slow.

As a result of the extensive damage, the Internal Revenue Service postponed certain deadlines for taxpayers with residences or businesses in the affected areas. Missouri is following suit, offering tax extensions for affected taxpayers in the City of St. Louis and the following counties:

  • Barry
  • Bollinger
  • Camden
  • Cape Girardeau
  • Cedar
  • Crawford
  • Dade
  • Dallas
  • Douglas
  • Dunklin
  • Franklin
  • Gasconade
  • Greene
  • Howell
  • Iron
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Lincoln
  • McDonald
  • Newton
  • Ozark
  • Perry
  • Phelps
  • Pulaski
  • Reynolds
  • Charles
  • Clair
  • Genevieve
  • Louis
  • Scott
  • Stoddard
  • Stone
  • Taney
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Webster

The new deadline for Missouri taxes due between December 23, 2015 and May 16, 2016 is May 16, 2016. Tax relief is available for numerous taxes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Corporate income tax
  • Individual income tax
  • Sales and use tax

Additional information is available on the Missouri Department of Revenue website.

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photo credit: Flooded Street, Jefferson City, Missouri (MSA) via photopin (license)


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.