The deadline for filing federal and state taxes has been extended again.
The IRS and the Maryland Comptroller's Office said Thursday that tax filers now have until midnight at the end of Thursday, April 26.
The latest extension was granted because of a major storm that hit the Northeast on Sunday and Monday.
IRS spokesman Jim Dupree said the storm knocked out power for many people. Some also were affected by canceled airplane flights, he said.
"We're really following the IRS," said Christine Duray, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Comptroller's Office.
Duray said the extension only is meant for people actually affected by the storm, but conceded that the comptroller's office has no way to know.