Florida residents who need to file or pay state taxes in Arkansas will have until the end of January 2018 to meet those obligations under a directive issued this week by Larry Walther, director of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
Walther issued the same extension for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 8.
“Hurricane Irma impacted millions of people throughout Florida,” Walther said in a news release. “As families work to recover and rebuild, they need not worry about an impending tax deadline. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by both Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.”
Taxpayers residing in Florida counties which have been designated as federally declared disaster areas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file any Arkansas tax return. This includes individual income and corporate income, which are due on or after Aug, 23, 2017.
Under Arkansas law, the chief financial officer of the state can grant an extension on payment of taxes for “good cause,” including federal disaster declarations. Currently, 16 counties in Florida have received a federal disaster declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.