Rep. Harshbarger Announces Conversations with your Congresswoman Event, Tax Relief for Johnson County Storm Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger has announced a "Conversations with your Congresswoman" event on June 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Hall in Mountain City. Congresswoman Harshbarger regularly host these events to share a legislative update on my work and recent votes in Washington. They also provide an opportunity for me to answer questions and hear your views and federal priorities.

'Conversations with your Congresswoman'

Friday, June 16th


Heritage Hall

211 N Church Street

Mountain City, TN 37683

To RSVP, please email:

As a partner of the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, Congresswoman Harshbarger will be pinning Vietnam era veterans and surviving family members at the very beginning of the event. Please visit our website for more information or to sign up a Vietnam era veteran for surviving family for recognition. Additional Congressional Commendations for veterans, military service members, community service, education milestones, and birthday greetings are also available.

Delivering Results for Johnson County

Last month, Congresswoman Harshbarger wrote to President Biden in support of Governor Lee's major disaster declaration, following severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that inflicted serious damage throughout Tennessee. This declaration calls for financial support for affected communities to assist with recovery operations and the restoration of damaged infrastructure.

In response to this letter,  the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that affected Johnson County residents and businesses that were affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, or tornadoes that occurred from March 31st to April 1st, 2023 are now included among the initial and previously announced localities eligible for tax relief.

For example, certain IRS deadlines falling on or after March 31st, 2023 and before July 31st, 2023 will be granted additional time to file through July 31st, 2023. This new July 31st, 2023 deadline also applies to any payment normally due during this period, including quarterly estimated tax payments, quarterly payroll and excise tax returns. In addition, penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after March 31, 2023, and before April 18, 2023, will be abated as long as the tax deposits are made by April 18, 2023. The IRS encourages affected taxpayers to file for an extension electronically by April 18, 2023, if the taxpayer feels more time is needed to complete the tax return before the July 31, 2023 deadline. This can be done for free using IRS Free File. For details about this and other electronic options, visit

Upon submission of request, the IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in covered disaster areas like Johnson County and applies the appropriate filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside of a covered disaster area can call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.

The IRS has posted this announcement, updated last Friday to include Johnson County, along with more information on their website.

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