Mississippi Tax Deadline Extended After Tornado

People impacted by the devastating Mississippi tornado have more time to file their federal and state tax returns.

A view of damage after a tornado tore through the US state of Mississippi, United States on March 25, 2023.
(Image credit: Getty/Anadolu Agency)

Following a devastating tornado in Mississippi a week ago, some taxpayers in the state now have more time to file their 2022 federal tax returns. The IRS extended the tax filing deadline to provide relief for people in designated disaster areas of the state. The state's revenue department has also extended the tax deadline for impacted areas.

The tornado that hit Rolling Fork Mississippi and surrounding areas last week killed at least 23 people and resulted in extensive damage to hundreds of homes, businesses and other property. President Biden visited Rolling Fork and said that the federal government will absorb the cost of emergency assistance for the state over the next month or so. Biden also said that FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and other disaster relief organizations, as well as other federal personnel, will be in storm-impacted areas to provide assistance to affected Mississippians. 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.