Californians Will Get Another IRS Tax Deadline Letter

The IRS will send letters to millions of California residents who were impacted by severe weather about when their taxes are due.

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The IRS, after confusing millions of California taxpayers with tax balance-due notices in May and June, will send follow-up letters to people in states that received extra time to file their federal income tax returns due to severe weather events.

The new IRS mailing will go to many California residents and taxpayers in designated disaster areas in other states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. As Kiplinger has reported, taxpayers in IRS-designated areas received extended IRS tax deadlines for the 2022 tax year due to tornados, flooding, and other natural disasters.

California Tax Deadline Extension: What You Should Know

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IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said the IRS is working hard to improve and that the mailing is part of an effort to be more taxpayer-focused.

“We know our initial mailing confused taxpayers and tax professionals, and we worked quickly to send a follow-up reminder to help reassure people,” Werfel said in a statement, adding, “This mailing reflects how we’re trying to be more taxpayer-focused given the additional resources that we’ve been given under the Inflation Reduction Act.”

What is an IRS CP14CL Notice? 

The new mailing, a CP14CL notice, will arrive in taxpayer mailboxes in the next couple of weeks. The IRS says the letters, which will include additional information designed to help taxpayers understand how the extended tax deadline works, will be written in English and Spanish.

“Since your address of record is located in a federally declared disaster area, the IRS has automatically granted you disaster relief,” the notice reads. “This gives you an extension of time to file your tax returns as well as make your tax payment listed on the CP14 Notices. You do not need to contact us to get this extra time to pay.”

  • The original CP-14 notices alerted taxpayers with a balance due that they had only 21 days left to pay their taxes.  (The notices are legally required to be sent.) 
  • But many taxpayers in eight states have until later this year to timely file thier 2022 federal income tax returns because of IRS disaster declarations in several states. Due dates vary by state, but many Californians have until October 16, 2023 to file.
  • CP-14 letters will now contain an updated insert and a QR code to make clear that disaster declarations extend tax balance due dates and to help direct people to the disaster page online.

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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.