BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's top-ranking tax official has decided to help people who missed Monday's filing deadline because of the severe winter storm.
Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says his office will waive penalties and interest for these taxpayers.
Fong says taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns in a reasonable time, however.
State Capitol offices did not open on time Monday because of the Sunday snowstorm. And Sen. John Hoeven says the Internal Revenue Service has agreed to extend the deadline for filing tax returns in North Dakota, and waive penalties for late returns, because of the storm.