Tornado-damaged counties in Alabama are getting a grace period

  • Registration season is now open
  • People in Autauga and Dallas counties have until May 15 to apply

Tax filing season has started across the country, but things will be a little different in Alabama this year. Among other things, those in the path of recent Alabama storms will have a later deadline to submit.

Here are six things you should know about this year’s Alabama tax season.

What are the federal filing deadlines?

Taxpayers began filing federal and state returns Jan. 23. The deadline for most Alabamaans to file an individual income tax return or request for an extension is April 18.

Homeowners in Dallas and Autauga counties are eligible for an extended filing deadline of May 15. Business filing deadlines for those two counties have also been pushed back to May 15. those affected outside of the covered disaster area can call the IRS Disaster Hotline at 866-562-5227 to apply for this tax relief.