Tax Relief in Disaster Situations and Locations

March 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm (General Tax Information, IRS Information)

Via the IRS website

Update: IRS e-File, Free File to Remain Available to Victims of Irene, Lee and Texas Wildfires through Oct. 31.

Relief for Victims of Hurricane Irene

The IRS is in the process of providing tax relief to victims of Hurricane Irene. Relief for taxpayers in various locations, including postponement of filing and payment deadlines, will be listed here as it is announced. Watch this page for updates.

For information on disaster recovery, visit disasterassistance.gov.

Other Recent Tax Relief

  • Kentucky victims of February 2012 storms, see news release
  • Alabama victims of January 2012 storms, see news release
  • Virginia victims of August 2011 earthquake, see news release
  • Puerto Rico victims of September 2011 Tropical Storm Maria, see news release
  • Iowa victims of May 2011 flooding, see news release
  • New York victims of September 2011 remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, see news release
  • Pennsylvania victims of September 2011 Tropical Storm Lee, see news release
  • Texas victims of August 2011 wildfires, see news release
  • Kentucky victims of June 2011 severe storms, see news release
  • South Dakota victims of March 2011 flooding, see news release
  • Missouri victims of June flooding, see news release
  • Nebraska victims of May flooding, see news release
  • Montana victims of April 2011 storms and flooding, see news release

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

The latest Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declarations are available.


The IRS has two new fact sheets describing the impact of recently enacted laws on disaster relief:

For a definition of the Midwestern Disaster Area for Various Provisions of the Tax Extenders and AMT Relief Act of 2008, see Notice 2008-109


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. See the news release, notice and questions and answers for further details.

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