Under IR-2011-87, the IRS is providing tax relief to individual and business taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Irene. Certain taxpayers in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico will receive tax relief, and other locations are expected to be added in coming days following additional damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
So far, IRS filing and payment relief applies to the following counties and municipalities:
- In North Carolina: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico and Tyrell;
- In New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset;
- In New York: Albany, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Schenectady, Schoharie and Ulster; and
- In Puerto Rico: Caguas, Canovanas, Carolina, Cayey, Loiza, Luquillo and San Juan.
The tax relief postpones certain tax filing and payment deadlines to Oct. 31, 2011. It includes corporations and businesses that previously obtained an extension until Sept. 15, 2011, to file their 2010 returns and individuals and businesses that received a similar extension until Oct. 17. It also includes the estimated tax payment for the third quarter of 2011, which would normally be due Sept. 15.
The IRS encourages taxpayers and tax practitioners to monitor Tax Relief in Disaster Situations on this website for updates.
For full article see IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irene from TaxProf Blog by Paul Caron, Charles Hartsock Professor of Law, Univ. of Cincinnati College of Law
In New Jersey, the following counties have been declared disaster areas related to Hurricane Irene: Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.
In New York, the following counties have been declared disaster areas related to Hurricane Irene: Albany County, Clinton County, Delaware County, Dutchess County, Essex County, Greene County, Montgomery County, Nassau County, Orange County, Otsego County, Rensselaer County, Rockland County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Ulster County, Warren County, and Westchester County.
In Pennsylvania, the following counties have been declared disaster areas related to Hurricane Irene: Chester County, Northampton County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, and Wyoming County.
See FEMA: 2011 Federal Disaster Declarations for a the full list.
On 09/13/11, Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that FEMA has declared that residents of Philadelphia who experienced damages due to Hurricane Irene are eligible for Individual Assistance as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration on September 3.
Individuals and households who suffered damages from August 26 to August 30 may apply for assistance.
For full article see Philadelphia Gets Disaster Relief by myfoxphilly.com.