KATC katc.com 10 Jun, 2021 21:30 am

IRS grants tax relief for severe storm and flooding victims

IRS grants tax relief for severe storm and flooding victims
Those affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on May 17 now have an extended filing period.

This tax relief is in response to the recent disaster deceleration given by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.People that live or have a business that was affected in Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Lafayette Parishes qualify for the tax relief.Anyone that lives outside of the areas should call the IRS disaster hotline to request tax relief.Taxpayers that get a late filing or late payment notice that have received an extended filing period, within the postponement period should call the number provided on the IRS notice.

The deceleration allows the IRS to stop tax-fillings and payments for taxpayers that live in the disaster areas until the new deadline.The IRS automatically identifies and located the affected taxpayers to apply relief to those in the declared disaster areas.

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