The Governor of California has declared the Dixie, Fly, Tamarack, Lava, and Beckwourth Complex Fires as state disasters. This impacts Alpine, Butte, Lassen, Plumas, and Siskiyou counties.
When a state disaster is declared, it provides a number of tax relief provisions including:
- Extension of up to 60 days for employers to file their state payroll reports and deposit state payroll taxes without interest or penalties – to request the extension the employer should first file their returns then send a letter to the EDD requesting an extension under section 1111.5 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code. The request can be send to EDD PO Box 826880 Sacramento, CA 94246-0001
- Extension of up to three months to file and pay taxes or fees to the CDTFA – to request relief you can Submit a Relief Request via your online account or you can mail the relief form (CDTFA-735)
- Ability to take a disaster loss on the California Return (Note: Disaster losses are not allowed on the Federal Return unless the President declares these fires a disaster. At the time of this writing, these fires are only state declared disasters).