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Help for Victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma

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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.

Reconstructing Lost Records

For tax or other purposes, individuals, businesses or tax professionals may need to reconstruct records that were destroyed in one of the hurricanes.

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.

IRS Issues New Publication 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 Businesses

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

Help for Tax Professionals
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:

Katrina News Releases & Legal Guidance

The complete list of IRS issued news releases and technical legal guidance related to Hurricane Katrina relief.

Federal Government Hurricane-related Web Sites

IRS Employee Emergency News

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Apr-2014