IRS giving extensions to some impacted by Hurricane Irma

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(WTNH) — The IRS announced Tuesday that it’s giving extensions to some taxpayers hit by Hurricane Irma.

The IRS recently did the same for those blasted by Hurricane Harvey.

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The automatic relief is for people and businesses in FEMA-designated disaster areas.

In Florida, deadlines are extended to Jan. 31 for filings and payments that had been due starting Sept. 4.

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Taxpayers in Puerto Rico, Saint John and Saint Thomas get the same extensions.

Anyone who lives in one of the affected areas, or owns a business there, automatically qualifies and won’t need to contact the IRS to request the extension.

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