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Help for Victims of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Source: irs.gov

The IRS is providing help to the victims of Hurricane Irma. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas.

So far, the IRS filing and payment relief applies to the following localities identified by FEMA for Individual Assistance due to Hurricane Irma:

In U.S. Virgin Islands: The islands of St. John and St. Thomas.

In Puerto Rico: The municipalities of Culebra, Vieques, Canóvanas and Loíza.

In Florida: The counties of Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia.

We are monitoring the situation closely to resolve potential tax administration issues as they are identified. The IRS often updates its information on disaster relief efforts related to Hurricane Irma. For the latest news, check this page frequently.

  • IR-2017-154, IRS Provides Special Relief to Encourage Leave-Based Donation Programs for Victims of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irma
  • IR-2017-151, Like Harvey, Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Victims of Hurricane Irma
  • IR-2017-151SP, Al igual que para Harvey, planes de retiro pueden hacer préstamos, distribuciones por dificultad a víctimas del huracán Irma
  • IR-2017-150, IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma; Like Harvey, Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File; Additional Relief Planned
  • IR-2017-150SP, IRS otorga alivio tributario a víctimas del huracán Irma; al igual que para Harvey, quienes presentan con prórroga tienen hasta el 31 de enero
  • IR-2017-149, IRS Waives Diesel Fuel Penalty in Florida Due to Hurricane Irma
  • IR-2017-145, As Hurricane Irma Threatens, IRS Urges Taxpayers to Prepare for Hurricanes, Floods and Other Disasters
  • IR-2017-145SP, A la vez que el huracán Irma se convierte en una amenaza, IRS urge a contribuyentes a prepararse para huracanes, inundaciones y otros desastres
  • FL-2017-04, Victims of Hurricane Irma that took place beginning on Sept. 4, 2017 in parts of Florida may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • FL-2017-04SP, Las víctimas del huracán Irma que tuvo lugar a partir del 4 de septiembre de 2017 en partes de Florida podrían calificar para alivio de impuestos del IRS.
  • PR-2017-01, Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico
  • PR-2017-01SP, Ayuda tributaria para víctimas del huracán Irma en Puerto Rico
  • VI-2017-01, Victims of Hurricane Irma that took place beginning on Sept. 6, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
Tax Tips
  • SETT-2017-13, Tax-Exempt Organizations Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Granted Tax Relief
  • SETT-2017-13SP, Organizaciones exentas de impuestos afectadas por los huracanes Harvey e Irma recibirán alivio tributario
Legal Guidance
  • Notice 2017-49, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief
Other Resources
  • Reconstructing Your Records — Reconstructing records after a disaster may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance or insurance reimbursement. Records that you need to prove your loss may have been damaged or destroyed.
  • Client Identification — Tax preparers who need to identify their clients may contact the IRS at 8665625227 or, alternatively, the preparer who maintains the necessary records of ten or more clients can send a CD to the IRS by following instructions on this website.
  • Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief — IRS information for individuals and businesses.
  • Disaster Relief Resources for Tax Professionals — Resources and assistance to members of the impacted payroll and practitioner community.

For additional information provided by the federal government on disaster recovery, visit DisasterAssistance.gov and the Hurricane Irma page on USA.gov. The latest Federal Emergency Management Agency information related to Hurricane Irma is also available.

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