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It’s official—most Californians are getting a huge extension on filing state, federal taxes

The governor’s disaster declaration gave storm-ravaged Californians a one-month reprieve on their taxes. | Songsak Rohprasit/Getty Images | Source: Courtesy Getty Images/ Songsak Rohprasit

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that many California taxpayers will have until Oct. 16 to file state taxes in a move that closely follows a federal extension by the Internal Revenue Service.

The extension applies to a majority of California counties, including all of the nine-county Bay Area.

“The state is aligning with the Biden Administration and extending the tax filing deadline in addition to the tax relief announced earlier this year,” said Newsom in a statement.

Late last month, the IRS extended its tax deadline for most Californians to Oct. 16, the second extension it has granted due to the impact of severe winter storms on much of the state.

The California tax deadline extension is one of a few relief measures aimed at residents and businesses hit hard by winter storms that hammered much of the state in January.

California has also offered a tax deduction for residents dealing with storm damage, allowing them to claim a deduction for disaster-related losses.

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