April 15 is Tax Day, Except for Flooding

With the recent flooding in Eastern Massachusetts, several counties were declared federal disaster areas. The bonus is that you have an automatic extension for filing your taxes.

If you live in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk or Worcester County in Massachusetts, you have until May 11 to file your income taxes. that applies for both Federal and Massachusetts filings.

Massachusetts is not alone. These parts of the country were also granted extensions:

  • New Jersey: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties
  • Rhode Island: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington counties
  • West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties

The automatic extension applies regardless of whether you were underwater or high and dry.

Good news for me. I suffered no damage, but can still procrastinate in finishing my taxes.

  • TIR 10-7: Extension of Time for Certain Tax Filings and Payments for Taxpayers Affected by March 2010 Severe Storms and Flooding