Hurricane Fiona: Tax Relief Available for Puerto Rico Victims

FEMA's recent disaster declaration opens the door for extended federal tax filing and payment deadlines for victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.

picture of flooding in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Fiona
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Residents and business in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Fiona, which began impacting the island on September 17, now have until February 15, 2023, to file and pay certain federal taxes. The IRS extended the deadlines after the island was declared a disaster area by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The tax relief applies to residents and businesses in all 78 municipalities who were affected by the hurricane.

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.