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

May 11 Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer - Details

May 11 Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2015. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full.

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

May 14 Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 15 days of April.

May 15 Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in April.

May 15 Nonpayroll withholding
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in April.

May 28 Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 15 days of April.

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

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