California provides relief to taxpayers affected by winter storms

Employers in Alameda, Alpine, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Del Notre, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba Counties directly affected by the severe winter storms may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the Employment Development Department (EDD) to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. This extension may be granted under Section 1111.5 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC). A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

Taxpayers can visit the Emergency and Disaster Assistance for Employers page for more information, and can address questions to the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886. (EDD Tax Branch News #336 and #337, January 25, 2017.)

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