California Special Extension Notice

This email applies only to California residents and businesses, except for those residing in the following counties: 

Imperial, Kern, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta and Sierra. 

Dear Clients:

As many of you are probably now aware, most of California has been deemed a disaster zone because of the recent storms, except for those counties listed above. Due to this declaration the IRS and CA Franchise Tax Board have extended the filing of tax returns until October 16, 2023. Also extended to October 16th are payments for 2022 tax liabilities, 2023 estimated tax payments, and PTE Elective tax payments. 

The official announcement by the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom can be read by following the link below. The payment and filing relief portion of the announcement is included here:

Source: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom,, updated as of March 2, 2023

This extension brings a measure of relief as it is very comprehensive. However, as a wise man once said, “Every solution to a problem creates another problem needing a solution”.

We cannot guarantee that the taxing agencies will be able to accurately differentiate between covered counties and non-covered counties when it comes to payment application and penalty calculations. Our recommendation, as such, is to follow all payment schedules as usual.

If you have any questions as they relate to this announcement please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Team Reason

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