Bay Area tax deadlines extended to match IRS
Bay Area residents and business owners have until Oct. 16 to file their state and federal income taxes, after California on Thursday matched an extension granted at the federal level by the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS last month extended its deadline, for the second time, for California counties affected by severe winter storms. All Bay Area counties — Santa
Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Santa Cruz — are included in the delay until Oct. 16.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that California would follow suit, with residents and business owners in the same counties, including all those in the Bay Area, qualifying for the extension until Oct. 16.
“As communities across the state continue recovering from the damage caused by the winter storms, California is working swiftly to help recovering Californians get back on their feet,” Newsom said in a news release.
The extension for California tax filing and payments applies to deadlines falling between Jan. 8 and Oct. 16, and covers 2022 individual income tax returns that had been due April 18 and quarterly estimated tax payments that had been due Jan. 17 and April 18.
Earlier extensions at the federal and California level had set a deadline of May 15 for residents of storm-affected counties.
Residents and business owners of storm-affected counties qualify for the extension even if they were not directly affected by the storms, which caused widespread landslides and flooding as well as ocean-wave damage.
At the federal level, the Oct. 16 deadline applies to 2022 individual income tax returns that had been due April 18 and to 2022 business returns typically due March 15 and April 18. The Oct. 16 deadline also applies to quarterly estimated tax payments previously due Jan. 17 and April 18. Individual taxpayers paying quarterly estimated taxes can skip making the fourthquarter payment previously due Jan. 17, and instead include it with their 2022 return due Oct. 16, the IRS said.