The IRS announced today that certain individuals and business affected by Hurricane Isaac are eligible for certain extended tax filing and payment obligations.  The IRS extended the tax filing and payment deadlines occurring on or after August 26, 2012 and on or before January 11, 2013 to January 11, 2013.  This includes all business and individual filing obligations which were previously extended, all payment obligations during this time frame and estimated tax payments for the third quarter of 2012.

The IRS also agreed to waive failure-to-deposit penalties for federal employment and excise tax deposits normally due on or after August 26, 2012 and before September 10, 2012 if the deposits are made by September 10, 2012.

The extension for filing and payment deadlines applies to the following areas:  

Louisiana:  Parishes of Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany.

Mississippi: Counties of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl.

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