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Tax Relief in Disaster Situations


Updated Sept. 12, 2008

The IRS is providing taxpayers affected by Hurricane Ike with seven extra days to file individual estimated taxes and corporate taxes due Monday, Sept. 15. The agency is continuing to monitor the impact of Hurricane Ike along the Gulf Coast. Watch this page for further information.

Tax relief is now available to victims of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana. Certain filing and payment deadlines have been postponed until Jan. 5, 2009. See the news release for more details.

With an active hurricane season underway, the IRS recommends that taxpayers in vulnerable areas take steps now to protect their tax and financial records. For further information on hurricane recovery, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency  hurricane response page.

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 offers a new option to homeowners who previously claimed a casualty loss deduction resulting from hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Details on filing amended returns will be available in the near future. See revised questions and answers for more information.

Recent Tax Relief

  • Relief for Hurricane Gustav Victims in Louisiana, see News Release
  • Relief for Victims of Tropical Storm Fay in Florida, see News Release
  • Relief for Victims of Hurricane Dolly in Texas, see News Release
  • Special Relief for qualified recovery assistance property placed in the Kansas disaster area, see Notice 2008-67
  • Special Help for Greensburg, Kan., Tornado Victims, see News Release

Don't See What You're Looking For? Around the Nation contains links to previously issued disaster relief.

NEW: For Forms, Publications, FAQs and General Information See Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses.

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Tax Relief for Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma Victims The IRS offers tax assistance to victims of the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.