LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans who live or own businesses in counties under a federal disaster declaration will have extra time to file their state taxes under a directive issued Tuesday by Larry Walther, the state’s chief fiscal officer.

The extended deadlines apply to taxpayers in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell Counties, which experienced severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in April and May.

Under the directive, tax filings due on or after April 26 will now be due Aug. 31.

The IRS has extended similar deadlines for the filing of federal taxes in the affected counties, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration.