California tax paperwork.

California tax paperwork.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is offering tax relief to businesses impacted by the fires in Southern California, according to an announcement from the agency on Friday.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued emergency proclamations for Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties after communities within the counties were affected by the Creek, Rye, Lilac and Thomas fires.

Tax and fee payers affected by these fires may now request extensions to tax return filing deadlines and relief from penalties and/or interest, according to the announcement.

To do so, those payers should call CDTFA’s customer service center at 1-800-400-7115 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. For more information, visit http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/#Overview.

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