Filing extension for disaster victims - Spidell

Filing extension for disaster victims

Taxpayers impacted by wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties in 2018 are granted an extension to file 2018 California tax returns and make payments until April 30, 2019.

Taxpayers may claim a disaster loss either:

  • In the tax year that the disaster occurred, when filing a 2018 tax return spring 2019; or
  • By filing either an amended or original 2017 tax return.

The FTB is able to issue a refund more quickly for eligible claimed losses in the prior tax year.

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