If you did not file extensions at March 15 or April 15, you may be required to file them by paper. Extensions can still be e-filed for individual returns up through May 17, but as it stands right now, these will not be available for e-file after May 17. This is because the IRS has not programmed the disaster area ZIP codes into its system with a June 15 due date.
We have reached out to our IRS stakeholder liaison and asked that the IRS remedy this. The issue is being elevated, so hopefully it will be resolved. Our IRS contact has indicated that any incorrect penalties will be reversed if you are in the disaster area or have self-certified for the disaster. Whether the reversal is automatic has yet to be determined.
For now, if you need to get an extension filed for some reason, you should send a paper extension. Consider a notation at the top “Federally declared disaster area – filed under Section 7508A.”
We will keep you updated on any changes to this issue.