The Delaware Division of Revenue will extend certain deadlines for filing individual and business tax returns and for making certain tax payments for taxpayers who have been directly impacted by the storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Irma.

“The Division of Revenue recognizes the impact that Hurricane Irma has had on taxpayers and will take all steps necessary to assist hurricane victims who need assistance with Delaware’s tax filing obligations,” said Division of Revenue Director David Gregor.

Delaware will follow the rules outlined by the Internal Revenue Service in news release IR-2017-150. The extended tax return filing due dates apply to taxpayers located in the impacted disaster areas identified in the IRS notice. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that occurred starting Aug. 23 through Jan. 16-31, 2018. This includes an additional filing extension for individual taxpayers with valid extensions to Oct. 16 and businesses with valid extensions to Sept. 15.

To avoid a penalty assessment for late filing, taxpayers should submit a written request seeking an additional extension via email to jeffry.schott@state.de.us. If a request is based upon the tax records being located in the disaster area, include the address where those tax records are located. Business taxpayer requests should be on company letterhead and signed by a company official.