Wednesday, September 14, 2005

IRS Guide to Charitable Giving and Tax Related Issues for Disaster Victims

The Internal Revenue Service is working to provide appropriate relief and assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and information to their fellow citizens who want to help. Please check this page periodically for updates. People affected by Katrina who need help with tax matters can call 1-866-562-5227

Make Your Hurricane Relief Donations Count

As thousands of Americans generously offer cash and other donations to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the IRS urges people to make contributions to reputable and qualified charities. The IRS makes no endorsement. The public also should be on alert for possible scams. The agency has prepared the following information:

Tax Relief and Other Assistance for Hurricane Victims

The IRS issued special tax relief for taxpayers residing in the Presidential Disaster Areas struck by Katrina. This relief provides victims additional time to submit estimated tax payments. The IRS is providing other assistance as well.