March 2024 Disaster Relief Update

Throughout the month of March, the IRS has issued tax relief that can extend/postpone the 45-day and 180-day deadlines applicable to ongoing Section 1031 exchanges for the below-referenced disaster areas. Each Notice provides universal tax relief that extends the deadline to file various individual and business tax returns and to make tax payments for affected taxpayers. An updated list of posted notices can be found on the IRS website. For background regarding this tax relief and additional considerations, please review the linked IRS disaster guidance.

ISRAEL (IR-2024-79) Terrorist Attacks:
Notice posted March 22, 2024. Relief for U.S. taxpayers living and working abroad impacted by terrorist attacks in Israel. Taxpayers now have until June 17, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns. To learn more about the relief and specific individuals affected, see the IRS website here.

ALASKA (AK-2024-04) Severe Storms, Landslides, Mudslides:
Notice posted March 25, 2024. Relief for individuals and businesses in the Wrangell Cooperative Association of Alaska Tribal Nation that were affected by severe storms, landslides, and mudslides that began on November 20, 2023. Taxpayers now have until July 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns. To learn more about the relief and specific areas affected, see the IRS website here.

HAWAII (IR-2024-82) Wildfires:
IR notice posted March 27, 2024. The Internal Revenue Service has further postponed until August 7, 2024,various tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for individuals and businesses affected by the August 8, 2023, wildfires in Hawaii. Previously, the deadline was February 15, 2024. To learn more about the relief and areas affected, see the IRS website here.

In addition to any applicable General Relief, affected taxpayers and impacted exchangers who started their exchange on or before the disaster may qualify for extended relief pursuant to Rev. Proc. 2018-58, Section 17.

**Eligibility for disaster extensions could vary on a case-by-case basis and the Covered Disaster Areas specified in IRS guidance are often updated over time. Exchangers and their advisors should carefully review any IRS guidance regarding disaster relief and make any determinations accordingly. When considering the impact of these disasters, it is important to determine if you or one of your clients is an affected taxpayer or otherwise eligible for tax relief, even if located far from the disaster area. If so, you should promptly contact your 1031 qualified intermediary.

If you are a current client, your tax advisor believes that you are eligible for this relief, and you have decided to apply it to your exchange, please contact our office at 877-701-1031, ext. 1, to notify us and discuss.

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