|On September 2, only a few hours after the Internal Revenue Service announced extensions of time for filing returns for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Commissioner Tom Surtees of the Alabama Department of Revenue released details of similar provisions on the state level. Alabama taxpayers who are residents of any county that has been designated as a Presidential Disaster Area will have until October 31, 2005 to file
ADOR will waive penalties for late filing and late payment for affected taxpayers in the categories listed above. However, the release pointed out that there is no provision in the Alabama Code that allows the Department to waive interest.
The counties in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana that have been named Presidential Disaster Areas are
According to the ADOR release, all tax filings other than the ones listed above will be handled on a case by case basis. This would apparently include, but not be limited to, sales tax returns due September 20 and October 20, as well as fiscal year corporate returns due September 15 and October 15. Filers of returns not specifically extended by the press release are urged to contact ADOR using the following phone numbers.
This page last updated 9/5/05
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