Hurricane Relief

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On September 6, 2011, the Christie Administration announced that the New Jersey Division of Taxation will extend tax payment and filing deadlines for individuals and businesses whose operations were disrupted by Hurricane Irene.  Taxpayers who are not able to make normal deadlines for any tax filings (including estate and inheritance tax returns) that were due on or after August 27, 2011 have been extended until October 31, 2011.  All 21 New Jersey counties have been declared federal disaster areas and would qualify for this relief.

In New York, deadlines for tax returns due on or after August 26, 2011 and before October 31, 2011 have also been postponed until October 31, 2011.  This applies to taxpayers directly affected by the storm in the counties of Albany, Clinton, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Suffolk, Ulster, Warren and Westchester. This does not affect New York, Kings, Bronx or Queens Counties.

Also, the Internal Revenue Service is giving affected taxpayers until October 31, 2011 to file most tax returns (including estate, gift or GST tax returns), or to make tax payments that have either an original or extended due date occurring on or after August 27, 2011, and on or before October 31, 2011.

We will keep you apprised of the developments regarding this relief.

As the law continues to evolve on these matters, please note that this article is current as of date and time of publication and may not reflect subsequent developments. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein is subject to change. Cole Schotz P.C. disclaims any and all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this publication to the fullest extent permitted by law. This is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Do not act or refrain from acting upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining legal, financial and tax advice. For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your firm contact or to any of the attorneys listed in this publication.

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