The IRS sent out press release IR-2013-65 to remind Boston area taxpayers that the extended deadline to file their tax returns is July 15, 2013.
The extension applies to anyone who lives in Suffolk County (Boston) and all victims and first responders who were directly affected by the tragedy and unable to file their taxes at the original deadline in April 2013. It also applies to taxpayers whose tax preparers were affected.
Taxpayers who wish to take advantage of the extensions must call the IRS at the phone number given in the press release (see link above). Taxpayers who need more time may receive a further extension until October 15, 2013 by filing the standard IRS form for requesting an extension (Form 4868) by Monday, July 15, 2013.
For further details, please refer to the press release (see link above). As an aside, the New York Times recently ran an article in the Sports pages about Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon explosions who had both of his legs amputated.
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