Tax relief available to fire victims


The Governor has declared a state of emergency in the following counties due to various summer wildfires (www.gov.ca.gov/s_proclamations.php). Many counties are affected by multiple wildfires, including the ones listed below:

  • August 9, 2018: Orange and Riverside counties (Holy Fire)
  • July 28, 2018: Lake County (River Fire)
  • July 28, 2018: Mendocino County (Ranch Fire)
  • July 28, 2018: Napa County (Steele Fire)
  • July 26, 2018: Mariposa County (Ferguson Fire)
  • July 26, 2018: Riverside County (Cranston Fire)
  • July 26, 2018: Shasta County (Carr Fire)
  • July 24, 2018: San Bernardino County (monsoon rainstorm)
  • July 7, 2018: Santa Barbara County (Holiday Fire)
  • July 6, 2018: San Diego County (West Fire)
  • July 5, 2018: Siskiyou County (Klamathon Fire)
  • June 25, 2018: Lake County (Pawnee Fire)

The Governor has issued a request for a Presidential Emergency declaration for federal assistance for Shasta County.

EDD relief

Employers in the counties below who are directly affected by the listed disaster may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Written requests for extension must be received within 60 days of the original delinquent date of the payment or return to file/pay.

  • Lake County (Ranch and River Fires)
  • Mariposa County (Ferguson Fire)
  • Mendocino County (Ranch and River Fires)
  • Napa County (Steele Fire)
  • Orange County (Holy Fire)
  • Riverside County (Cranston and Holy fires)
  • San Bernardino County (monsoonal rainstorm)
  • Shasta County (Carr Fire)

More information from the EDD can be found at: www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/Emergency_and_Disaster_Assistance_for_Employers.htm

CDTFA relief

Emergency tax or fee relief is available from the CDTFA for business owners and feepayers directly affected by disasters declared as state of emergencies. Relief may include the extension of tax return due dates, relief of penalty and interest, or replacement copies of records lost due to disasters.

  • July 2018: Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, and Shasta counties (wildfires)
  • July 2018: San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Siskiyou counties (wildfires)
  • June 2018: Lake County (wildfire)

An extension of up to three months to file and pay taxes or fees is available for certain CDTFA administered programs. For more information, see:

www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/state-of-emergency-tax-relief.htm