Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricanes Maria & Irma

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So many of us are still in recovery mode from the September 2017 hurricanes and due to the power situation in the Puerto Rico, we are still awaiting confirmation that our loved ones have survived and are well. 

FL-Accounting & Advisers along with Image 360 - Boca Raton and Athyntiq have volunteered as collection sites for essential supplies needed for Puerto Rico. Please see the flyer below for a list of items needed.

As our Tip of the Week, we've provided links to the IRS website for information pertaining to much needed tax relief for the those impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Please to click on the links for the most specific information. 

How can you help with those directly affected by these storms? Continue below for an opportunity to help as well as upcoming events.

The IRS is providing help to the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the "Presidential Disaster Areas."

As of this writing, the IRS filing and payment relief applies to the following areas identified by FEMA for Individual Assistance due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria:

Hurricane Maria

In U.S. Virgin Islands: The islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas.

In Puerto Rico: The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA, as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This represents all 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico. 

Hurricane Irma

In U.S. Virgin Islands: The islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas.

In Puerto Rico: The municipalities of Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Camuy, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cataño, Ciales, Comerío, Culebra, Guaynabo, Hatillo, Jayuya, Juncos, Las Piedras, Loiza, Luquillo, Orocovis, Patillas, Quebradillas, Salinas, San Juan, Utuado, Vega Baja, Vieques, and Yauco.

In Florida: The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA, as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the State of Florida. This represents all 67 counties of Florida.

In Georgia: The IRS is now offering expanded relief to any area designated by FEMA, as qualifying for either individual assistance or public assistance in the State of Georgia. This represents all 159 counties of Georgia.

Additional information may be found here:   IRS Hurricane Irma Information Center

More information provided by the federal government on disaster recovery, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, Hurricanes Irma and Maria pages on USA.gov. The latest FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, information related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria is also available.

Additionally the IRS offers the following links to important information:

  • Reconstructing Your Records — Reconstructing records after a disaster may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance or insurance reimbursement. Records that you need to prove your loss may have been damaged or destroyed.
  • Client Identification — Tax preparers who need to identify their clients may contact the IRS at 8665625227 or, alternatively, the preparer who maintains the necessary records of ten or more clients can send a CD to the IRS by following instructions on this website.
  • Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief — IRS information for individuals and businesses.
  • Disaster Relief Resources for Tax Professionals — Resources and assistance to members of the impacted payroll and practitioner community.
Wendy Ettorre