Since Hurricane Michael has devastated and uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, the Alabama Department of Revenue is offering relief on tax returns to those affected. Filing extensions will be granted to taxpayers living in designated disaster areas by the federal government. Tax returns due on or after October 10th will be extended until January 31st, 2019.
Penalty relief will also be provided during the extension period. Alabama taxpayers seeking relief should write “Michael Relief-2018” in red ink on any state paper return or report. Taxpayers who file electronically should contact the Alabama Department of Revenue for filing guidance.