IRS approves California’s request to extend tax-filing deadline to November 16 for storm victims


Continuing to support Californians as they recover from the recent winter and spring storms, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approved a request from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to further extend tax deadlines for most California taxpayers to November 16. These extensions come through federal disaster declarations, having previously extended normal spring deadlines to October 16.  

As a result, most individuals and businesses in California will now have until November 16 to file their 2022 returns and pay any tax due. Fifty-five of California’s 58 counties qualify. IRS relief is based on three different FEMA disaster declarations covering severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides over a period of several months. 

The IRS normally provides relief, including postponing various tax filing and payment deadlines, for any area designated by FEMA. If their address of record is in a disaster-area locality, individual and business taxpayers automatically get the extra time, without having to ask for it. The current list of eligible localities is always available on the disaster relief page on  

On April 3, 2023, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., approved the request for a Major Disaster Declaration in response to the intense winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides happening in California. To learn more about the federal assistance available from the February and March storms, visit this page. 

What returns and payments qualify for the Nov. 16 deadline? 

Eligible returns and payments include: 

  • 2022 individual income tax returns and payments normally due on April 18. 
  • For eligible taxpayers, 2022 contributions to IRAs and health savings accounts. 
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments normally due on April 18, June 15 and September 15. 
  • Calendar-year 2022 partnership and S corporation returns normally due on March 15. 
  • Calendar-year 2022 corporate and fiduciary income tax returns and payments normally due on April 18. 
  • Quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on May 1, July 31 and October 31. 
  • Calendar-year 2022 returns filed by tax-exempt organizations normally due on May 15. 

Other returns, payments and time-sensitive tax-related actions also qualify for the extra time. See the IRS disaster relief page for details.The tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by these disasters and is based on local damage assessments by FEMA. For information on disaster recovery, visit