Arkansas gives Texans tax deadline extension due to Hurricane Harvey

by Talk Business & Politics staff ( 94 views 

Texans 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 last week by Larry Walther, Director of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

“Through this extension, we hope to lessen the overwhelming burden many Texans are facing due to the hurricane,” said Walther. “This is one more opportunity we as Arkansans have to help those in Texas in need.”

Taxpayers residing in Texas counties which have been designated as federally declared disaster areas have until January 31, 2018 to file any Arkansas tax return. This includes individual income and corporate income taxes, which are due on or after August 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, 39 Texas counties have received a federal disaster declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).