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Published Guidance for Charities about Disaster Relief

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Notice 2014-65,  2014-___ IRB ____.Designates the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak occurring in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as a qualified disaster for purposes of § 139 of the Internal Revenue Code. Employer-sponsored private foundations may choose to provide disaster relief to employee victims of the EVD outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Like all organizations described in § 501(c)(3), private foundations should exercise due diligence when providing disaster relief as set forth in Publication 3833, Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations.

Notice 2011-32, 2011-18 IRB __: Designates the Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 as a qualified disaster for purposes of section 139 of thie Internal Revenue Code.  The designation enables employer-sponsored private foundations to assist certain victims in areas affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami and enables recipients to exclude qualified disaster relief payments from gross income. 

Notice 2010-26, 2010-14, IRB 527: Designates the Chile earthquake of February 2010 as a qualified disaster for purposes of section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code in the affected areas of Chile.  The designation enables employer-sponsored private foundations to assist certain victims in areas affected by the Chile earthquake and enables recipients to exclude qualified disaster relief payments from gross income.

Notice 2010-16, 2010-6 IRB 396: Designates the Haiti earthquake of January 2010 as a qualified disaster for purposes of IRC section 139, enables employer sponsored private foundations to assist certain victims in affected areas and allows recipients of this assistance to exclude the relief payments from gross income

Notice 2008-57, 2008-28 I.R.B.80: Designates the China earthquake of May 2008 as a qualified disaster for purposes of IRC section 139, enables employer sponsored private foundations to assist certain victims in affected areas and allows recipients of this assistance to exclude the relief payments from gross income.       

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