The California wildfires beginning July 14, 2021 (4610-DR-CA) and the Caldor fire (4619-DR-CA) have been named presidentially declared disasters. This declaration provides additional assistance and tax relief to taxpayers with a home or business in this area.

The IRS announced (CA-2021-03) that victims of wildfires that began July 14, 2021 in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Tehama, Trinity, and Plumas counties now have until November 15, 2021 to file tax returns and make tax payments. This applies to any tax deadline between July 14, 2021 and Nov 15, 2021 and includes filing of income tax, payroll tax, and excise tax returns, as well as paying estimated tax payments.

The Franchise Tax Board automatically conforms to IRS postponement period for presidentially declared disasters thus has also extended deadlines for filing tax returns and making estimated tax payments to November 15, 2021.

While not officially on the list yet, El Dorado county should be added shortly since a presidential disaster was declared on September 12th.