Washington, DC – Following the recent deadly terrorist attacks against Israel, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) wrote Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel requesting that the IRS extend the impending October 16, 2023 federal tax filing and payment extension deadline for Americans affected by the crisis.
“In the midst of this ongoing nightmare, many American taxpayers who reside in or are currently in the region may face difficulties submitting their 2022 returns before the deadline,” wrote Rep. Raskin. “As the State Department works to assist U.S. citizens in the region, I encourage you to aid in these efforts by extending the tax filing extension deadline for affected individuals. This simple action will ensure our constituents abroad can attend first and foremost to their physical safety and security.”
At least 27 American citizens have been murdered in the terrorist attacks by Hamas and more remain missing. The State Department has issued travel advisory recommending Americans reconsider travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and is coordinating with Americans in the region to ensure their safe return to the United States.
Rep. Raskin was previously successful in securing tax filing extensions during the COVID-19 pandemic amidst suspensions of essential tax preparation and support services.
The text of the full letter can be found here