February Winter Storm Recovery
Terrell ISD understands that many families of the Terrell community have been affected by the February Texas Winter Storm and are still recovering from the aftermath. Please frequently visit this page as we continue to collect resources to help you deal with remaining challenges and questions.
Our Comunity Resources page has an abundance of resources, contacts, and guides to help aide in a variety of situations. This includes the City of Terrell, Disaster Relief, Food Aide, and more.
The state Emergency Management Director is collecting voluntary self-report of damages from the winter storm. This will help our emergency managers seek additional resources from FEMA. If you sustained damage at your home, please know this is a way to help you with possible uninsured expenses and to help Texas understand the extent of damage as they request federal assistance.
Victims of the winter storms that began February 11, 2021 now have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers will receive tax relief.
Individuals and households affected by severe winter storms that reside or have a business in all 254 Texas counties qualify for tax relief. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after February 11, 2021, and before June 15, 2021 are postponed through June 15, 2021. This includes various 2020 business tax returns due on March 15 and 2020 individual and business returns due on April 15. Taxpayers also have until June 15 to make 2020 IRA contributions.
The June 15, 2021 deadline applies to the fourth quarter estimated tax payment due on April 15. It also applies to the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on April 30, 2021. In addition, it applies to tax-exempt organizations, operating on a calendar-year basis, that have a 2020 return due on May 17, 2021. In addition, penalties on deposits due on or after February 11, 2021 and before February 26, 2021, will be abated as long as the tax deposits were made by February 26, 2021.
If an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS that has an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date that falls within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate the penalty. For information on services currently available, visit the IRS operations and services page at IRS.gov/coronavirus.
The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area should call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.