This is specifically for tornado victims in Georgia:

We checked with Chet Burgess, a tax expert who was on Ilyce’s show on Sunday, and he said the May 19 extension applies to everything except for a few unusual exceptions.

So the listener who commented on the blog asking whether the extension applies to quarterly tax payments is correct, it does. It also applies to Roth IRA payments and HSAs.

And you do not have to prove you were a victim, just that you live in one of the affected counties: Bartow, Burke, DeKalb, Floyd, Fulton, Jefferson and Polk.

Thanks to Chet for great advice! You can find him at

April 8, 2008