Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | 12:05 PM
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Commissioner of Revenue Julie Magee has issued an order granting automatic Alabama filing extensions to storm victims located in 38 Alabama counties.
The 38-county disaster area includes: Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, St. Clair, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, and Winston counties. Individuals who reside or have a business in these counties may qualify for the Alabama tax relief.
The extension order allows affected taxpayers to have until June 30, 2011, to file any Alabama tax return and state-administered local tax return that would have been due on or after April 15, 2011, and on or before June 30, 2011, without being subject to penalties and discount loss. Alabama’s tax laws have no provision for the waiver of interest; however, late payment penalties will be waived for the affected taxpayers.
Taxpayers seeking this Alabama tax relief should write “April Storms 2011” in red ink on any paper return/report that relies on this filing extension relief. In regard to electronically-filed returns/reports, affected taxpayers should contact the ADOR for filing guidance.
Taxpayers may contact the following ADOR offices by telephone at:
ADOR offices may also be contacted by email at www.revenue.alabama.gov. Click on “About Us” and then “Contacts” to reach the appropriate ADOR division/office.
Any affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must contact the ADOR to request this tax relief.
“Revenue, along with other state agencies, is working with Governor Robert Bentley’s office to assist storm victims and their families during this difficult time,” said State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee.