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IRS allows Kentucky's April storm victims more time to file and pay 2024 taxes


The IRS is allowing victims of April’s severe storms more time to file and pay their federal taxes.

Both individuals and businesses residing in certain Kentucky counties qualify. That includes Boyd, Carter, Fayette, Greenup, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Mason, Oldham, Union and Whitley.

The disaster declaration means taxpayers now have until November 1 to file and pay their federal taxes.

Severe storms including straight-line winds, tornadoes, landslides and mudslides came through Kentucky April 2. One death was reported.

If a taxpayer gets a late filing or late payment penalty notice, they can call the telephone number on the notice to have the penalty waived. Taxpayers who were affected but live outside the disaster area can also request relief by calling the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227.

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Shepherd joined WEKU in June 2023 as a staff reporter. He most recently worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting as General Assignment Reporter. In that role, he collected interviews and captured photos in the northern region of West Virginia. Shepherd holds a master’s degree in Digital Marketing Communication and a bachelor’s in music from West Virginia University.
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