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Penalty Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Boston Marathon Explosions

FTB will waive the late payment penalty for California taxpayers affected by the Boston Marathon explosions. We already provide an automatic 6-month extension to file a personal income tax return.

Affected taxpayers include:

  • Individual taxpayers who live in Suffolk County, MA.
  • Victims, their families, first responders, and others impacted by this tragedy who live outside Suffolk County.
  • Individual taxpayers whose tax preparers were adversely affected.

Taxpayers will receive a bill for the late payment penalty through our normal process.

To request relief, taxpayers must:

  • Pay by July 15, 2013.
  • Contact FTB at 800.852.5711 to request relief from the penalty.

By law, interest will still apply on payments made after April 15.