Blue Cut Fire victims may request extension to file tax returns

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. - The State Board of Equalization announced Wednesday that business owners, tax and fee-payers affected by the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County may request extensions to file their returns.

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Officials said fire victims may also ask for relief from penalties and/or interest for some taxes and fees, or to request replacement copies of records that were lost or damaged in the fire.

"We want to offer help to businesses that were seriously affected by the Blue Cut Fire," said BOE Vice Chair Diane L. Harkey. "Our offices are here to discuss their options on filing extensions and waiving of interest and penalties."

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"People should not have to worry about taxes during this tragedy," said BOE Member George Runner. "We're doing everything we can to provide relief to those affected."

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