FTB Tax Relief for Californians Impacted by Winter 2023 Storms
Californians impacted by the recent winter storms are now eligible to claim a deduction for a disaster loss and will have more time to file their taxes. Residents and businesses in the following counties who have been affected by severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides are eligible for tax relief:
Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba.
Taxpayers affected by this presidentially-declared disaster may claim a deduction for a disaster loss when filing either an original or amended tax year 2022 tax return. FTB has also extended the filing and payment deadlines for individuals and businesses in California until May 15, 2023.
When filing their return, taxpayers should write the name of the disaster in blue or black ink at the top of their tax return to alert FTB. If filing electronically, taxpayers should follow the software instructions to enter disaster information. Additional information and instructions are available here