Some Irma Relief Extended to all of Georgia
The IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have extended some forms of relief for victims of Hurricane Irma in Georgia, which had been affected by the storm as it churned northwest from Florida. The relief applies in all 159 counties in the state.
The IRS said
on Sept 19 that Form 5500 series returns that were required to be filed on or after Sept. 7, 2017, and before Jan. 31, 2018 can be filed by Jan. 31, 2018. This postponement is in accordance with Section 8 of Revenue Procedure 2007-56
The PBGC said in Disaster Relief Announcement 17-13
that it is waiving certain penalties and extending certain deadlines in response to Hurricane Irma that began on Sept. 7, 2017, in Georgia. It extends the provisions of Disaster Relief Announcement 17-11
regarding annual employer reporting, case-by-case relief, relief claims procedures, premiums, single-employer terminations, distress terminations, reportable event notices, annual employer reporting, requests for reconsideration or appeals and multiemployer plan deadlines to qualifying victims in all of Georgia.