IRS offers Hurricane Tax Relief to those affected in 2017

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IRS offers Hurricane Tax Relief to those affected in 2017

Find out if you qualify and how to get Hurricane Tax Relief from the IRS.

Many qualify for Hurricane Tax Relief, you might qualify if you were in the area of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, or Maria. See full details below.

Relief for Victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

IRS is providing a variety of tax relief for those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The IRS is providing help to the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 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 Hurricanes Irma and Maria:

Hurricane Maria

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

In Puerto Rico: The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA, as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This represents all 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Irma

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

In Puerto Rico: The municipalities of Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Camuy, Carolina, Cataño, Ciales, Comerío, Culebra, Canóvanas, Dorado, Fajardo, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Hatillo, Jayuya, Juncos, Las Piedras, Loíza, Luquillo, Naguabo, Orocovis, Patillas, Quebradillas, Salinas, San Juan, Toa Baja, Utuado, Vega Baja, Vieques, and Yauco.

In Florida: The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA, as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the State of Florida. This represents all 67 counties of Florida.

In Georgia: The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA, as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the State of Georgia. This represents all 159 counties of Georgia.

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 Hurricanes Irma and Maria. For the latest news, check this page frequently.

To see if you qualify for Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses, visit the IRS here.

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