Hurricane Michael Victims
Granted Filing Extension

Keystone is granting an extension to file 2017 local earned income tax returns through the end of February 2019 for residents of 16 Florida counties hit the hardest by Hurricane Michael in early October.

Keystone is applying the filing extension to local tax returns based on the additional time allowed by the IRS for residents, business owners and tax preparers in the affected Florida counties to file tax returns.

Extension returns were due on Oct. 15. To qualify for the additional extension, you must have been a resident of or tax preparer located in one of the affected disaster areas who has already filed under a valid Federal extension and complied with all state and local laws relating to local earned income taxation.

Residents, businesses and tax preparers in Florida being granted relief have until Feb. 28, 2019 to file a 2017 return.

The local filing extension affects those who lived or worked in a Keystone taxing jurisdiction for part or all of 2017. Florida-based tax preparers who are filing local returns for Keystone taxpayers are also being granted the extension.

Those in the affected areas who receive a “Failure to File” non-compliance notice should send Keystone an online message (click here) to apply for the additional filing extension.

The 16 Florida counties identified by the IRS as qualifying for the Feb. 28 , 2019 extension deadline are: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington.

October 25, 2018