It’s officially Tax Day for most Californians after the initial April filing deadline was extended for some residents due to the severe winter weather that plagued the state last year.
The tax extension also applies to Californians who need to file federal business tax returns or make tax payments.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the tax extension in March.
“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 statement. “The state is aligning with the Biden Administration and extending the tax filing deadline in addition to the tax relief announced earlier this year.”
Here is a list of the California counties that were eligible for the filing extension:
- Contra Costa
- Del Norte
- El Dorado
- Los Angeles
- San Benito
- San Bernardino
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Joaquin
- San Luis Obispo
- San Mateo
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Clara
- Santa Cruz
Californians who don’t live in any of the counties listed above should have filed their taxes by April 18.
To assist residents in filing their taxes, California’s Franchise Tax Board will be open until 6 p.m. tonight and will have extended customer service hours, a news release said.
The free tax filing service offered by the IRS is also open.
Taxpayers who made $73,000 or less in 2022 can use the IRS Free File service. More information about the different programs is available on the organization’s website.
To avoid processing and refund delays, Americans are encouraged to have all the necessary information before filing their tax returns and visit the IRS website for answers to commonly asked questions.
Once submitted, taxpayers can use the Where’s My Refund? link on the IRS website to know when they should expect their refund.
The agency expects that most people will get their refund within 21 days if their returns were filed electronically, chose direct deposit as the refund method and have an error-free return.
People who need to file 2022 returns can check the agency’s website for the latest information.