Tax relief available to fire victims in Butte County
The Governor has declared a state of emergency in Butte County for the Wall Fire, which started on July 7, 2017. (https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19867) Taxpayers impacted by the fires may be able to claim a disaster loss throwback election on an amended California 2016 return even though the counties were not declared a disaster area by the President.
Employers in these counties directly affected by the fires 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 from the original delinquent date of the payment or return to file/pay.
More information from the EDD can be found at: www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/Emergency_and_Disaster_Assistance_for_Employers.htm