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