ST. LOUIS –– Following the devastating tornado Sunday in the Joplin, Mo., area, the Internal Revenue Service is giving victims additional time to meet their tax obligations.
Individual and business taxpayers in Jasper County now have until Aug. 1, 2011, to file various returns and pay any taxes due. In addition, federal employment and excise tax deposits due on or after May 22 are now due June 6, 2011.
This relief applies to Jasper County victims of the May 22 tornado as well as earlier storms and flooding that began April 19. For any affected taxpayer, a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 19 and before Aug. 1 is postponed until Aug. 1, 2011. The postponement also applies to other time-sensitive actions required to be performed during this period including the June 15 deadline for making the estimated tax payment for the second quarter of 2011. 
The filing, payment, and deposit deadlines for other Missouri counties affected by recent storms remain unchanged. See for more information.