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IRS grants extension to marathon victims

April 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has announced that is giving Boston area taxpayers as well as other people affected by the Boston Marathon explosions a three-month filing and payment extension.

The relief applies to taxpayers who live in Boston and the other communities of Suffolk County, as well as victims, their families, first responders, and others whose tax preparers were affected.

The IRS will not assess filing and payment penalties as long as returns are filed and payments made by July 15. By law, interest still applies.

The extension applies automatically to anyone living in Suffolk County. Those from outside the county who think they may be eligible for the extension need to contact the IRS.

The state has already extended the deadline for residents to pay state taxes.

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