The 2022 tax filing season is ending on Tuesday, but most Californians can still file their returns after the April 18 deadline.
Most Californians have received a federal tax filing extension due to the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that plagued the state over the winter. The new tax deadline is Oct. 16.
The tax extension also applies to Californians who need to file federal business tax returns or make tax payments.
Here is a list of the California counties that are 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
For Californians who don’t live in any of the counties listed above, their tax filing deadline is still April 18.
The IRS continues to offer free tax filing services for anyone needing help with their returns.
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 government 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, Americans 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 website for the latest information.