Governor Gavin Newsom’s office announced on January 18, 2023 that California taxpayers affected by the recent winter storms are now eligible for sales tax relief.
This relief comes because a state of emergency has been declared in California.
Who is eligible?
California taxpayers (including sales and use taxpayers) are eligible for relief if:
What tax relief is available?
Taxpayers can contact the CDTFA and request an additional three months to file tax returns.
If granted relief, the state will also not require you to pay penalties or interest on any tax due.
How do I request California winter storm sales tax relief?
Important to note: You must contact the CDTFA and request tax relief. This is not an automatic extension on time to file and pay sales tax.
To contact the CDTFA and ask for relief:
Read more about California’s winter storm tax relief program.