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Tax deadlines extended for 7 state counties

MONTGOMERY (AP) — Residents of seven Alabama counties declared federal disaster areas as a result of the March storms will have until April 30 to file their federal and state taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service and the Alabama Department of Revenue extended the filing deadlines nearly two weeks for residents of Coffee, Dale, Dallas, Henry, Jefferson, Montgomery and Wilcox counties.

Taxpayers can claim damage and personal property losses on their 2006 returns, even though the storm hit in 2007. Those who have already filed can also file an amended return. Taxpayers claiming the loss for 2006 will receive an earlier refund, but waiting until the 2007 return could result in greater tax savings, depending on other income factors, according to the IRS.

For IRS information, go to www.IRS.gov or call (800) 829-1040. For Alabama information, go to www.revenue.alabama.gov or call (800) 242-1099.

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