Help for Hurricane Victims: Information on Tax Relief, Charitable Issues

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The Internal Revenue Service is working to provide appropriate relief and assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. If you are a hurricane victim and need help with tax matters, please call 1-866-562-5227.

IRS Issues New Publication Specially for Hurricane Victims

The IRS has a new publication that explains the tax law changes and relief provisions available to individual and business victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Tax Relief and Other Assistance for Hurricane Victims

Special tax relief is available under the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 and the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005.

Help for Individuals

Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas hit by Hurricane Rita.

Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas hit by Hurricane Wilma.

Help for Businesses

Small businesses and employers in the Gulf region receive a variety of tax breaks and incentives under recently-enacted legislation.

Make Your Hurricane Relief Donations Count

As Americans generously offer cash and other donations to the hurricane victims, the IRS urges you to make contributions to reputable and qualified charities. And you should be on alert for possible scams. While the IRS makes no endorsements, we can help you make informed decisions about your donations:

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Upcoming Tax Dates

January 1 Everyone
Federal Holiday (New Year's Day) - Details

January 12Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer - Details

January 12Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of December 2014.

January 14Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of December 2014.

January 15Individuals
Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2014 if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES - Details

January 15 Farmers & fishermen
Pay your estimated tax for 2014 using Form 1040-ES - Details

January 15 Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December 2014

January 15 Nonpayroll withholding.
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December 2014.

January 20 Everyone
Federal Holiday (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr./Inauguration Day) - Details

January 27 Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of December 2014.

January 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of January.

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