Arkansas Tax Deadline Extended After Severe Storms, Tornado

People directly impacted by the devastating Arkansas tornado and severe storms have more time to file their federal and state tax returns.

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Following severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in Arkansas, some taxpayers in the state have more time to file their 2022 federal, and state, tax returns. The IRS extended the tax filing deadline to provide relief for people in designated disaster areas of the state. And Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders extended the state income tax filing date for those directly impacted by the storm.

“As we’ve said from day one, our focus is going to be on the people first, and the paperwork second,” Gov. Sanders said during a briefing Monday. Deadly tornadoes recently made their way through at least 7 states, including Arkansas, where the community of Wynne was hit hard. 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, 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.