TAMPA, Fla. — The Internal Revenue Service says they will extend certain October 15 deadlines until February 28 for victims of Hurricane Michael. The IRS says that includes certain tax payments, individual and business tax returns. The relief is being offered to any Major Disaster Declaration area designated by FEMA as qualifying for either individual or public assistance. “The IRS has moved swiftly to announce this relief for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Michael in advance of the Oct. 15 extension filing deadline,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “We recognize the devastation this historic storm caused for many taxpayers, and IRS employees stand ready to support the disaster recovery effort as they have done many times in the past.” Currently, the relief includes parts of Florida, but the IRS says taxpayers in areas that will be added later to the disaster area will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.