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Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005

Congress recently passed a new law that creates many tax code changes to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. The Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 applies to people affected by Hurricane Katrina and to those taxpayers helping victims of the disaster.

The Internal Revenue Service currently is developing the taxpayer guidance required to implement the new law. Announcements regarding the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 will be posted here. Please check this page periodically for updates. Meanwhile, if you are a hurricane victim and need help with tax matters, please call 1-866-562-5227.

A Technical Explanation

The Joint Committee on Taxation, a committee of the Congress, recently issued a technical explanation of the Katrina Emergency Relief Act of 2005.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Feb-2014