Around the Nation News Release Archive — 2018

Reconstructing records after a disaster; IRS provides tips to help taxpayers

FS-2018-18, November 2018 ― With 2018 bringing record-setting hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters to many parts of the country, many Americans are now facing the challenge of reconstructing their financial records.

Proposed hardship withdrawal regulations include relief for disaster victims: Retirement plans can now make loans, hardship distributions to victims of Hurricanes Michael and Florence

IR-2018-236, November 29, 2018 — The IRS recently announced that 401(k) plans and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence and to members of their families.

For Tax Year 2017, e-file closes on Nov. 17; After that, disaster victims, others need to file on paper

IR-2018-218, November 9, 2018 —The IRS today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2017 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

Tax Relief for Victims of Super Typhoon Yutu

Tax Relief for Victims of Super Typhoon Yutu in the Northern Mariana Islands

Low-income housing units nationwide may be offered to displaced victims of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, other recent disasters

IR-2018-204, Oct. 16, 2018 — The IRS has provided temporary relief from certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Code to allow owners and operators of low-income housing projects located anywhere in the United States and its territories to provide temporary emergency housing to individuals who are displaced by a major disaster from their principal residences, regardless of income.

IRS extends Oct. 15 and other deadlines for more counties hit by Hurricanes Michael, Florence; Additional areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia covered

IR-2018-202, October 15, 2018 — After additional disaster declarations by FEMA, the IRS has added more counties that are eligible for individual and public assistance in areas of Florida and Georgia affected by Hurricane Michael.

IRS announces waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida

IR-2018-200, Oct, 15, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Michael, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in emergency response vehicles in the State of Florida.

Tax relief for victims of Hurricane Michael in Georgia

GA-2018-04, Oct. 15, 2018 — Victims of Hurricane Michael that took place beginning on Oct. 9, 2018, in Georgia may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS extends Oct. 15 and other upcoming deadlines, provides expanded tax relief for victims of Hurricane Michael

IR-2018-199, Oct. 12, 2018 – Hurricane Michael victims in parts of Florida and elsewhere have until Feb. 28, 2019, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the IRS announced today.

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida

FL-2018-04, Oct. 12, 2018 - Was your home or business affected by Hurricane Michael? You may qualify for tax relief from the IRS. Learn more.

June 29 deadline nears: Many who moved to mainland due to hurricanes may need to file IRS change of residence form

IR-2018-142, June 26, 2018 — The IRS reminds any residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa affected by last year’s hurricanes and tropical storms who are required to file a 2017 federal income tax return or pay their 2017 tax, to be sure to do so by June 29.

Tax relief for victims of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Hawaii

HI-2018-02, June 18, 2018 — Victims of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that occurred starting on May 3, 2018 in Hawaii may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax relief for tornado and severe storms victims in North Carolina

NC-2018-02, May 9, 2018 — Victims of a tornado and severe storms that occurred on April 15, 2018 in parts of North Carolina may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax relief for victims of severe storms and tornadoes in Alabama

AL-2018-03, May 2, 2018 — Victims of severe storms and tornadoes that began on March 19, 2018 in parts of Alabama may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

Winter storm extension: Many businesses have extra time to request a 6-month extension

IR-2018-50, March 13, 2018 — The IRS today granted many businesses affected by severe winter storms additional time to request a six-month extension to file their 2017 federal income tax returns.

Many Hurricane Victims Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit; Special Method Can Aid Workers Whose Income Dropped

IR-2018-10, Jan. 23, 2018 – The IRS is urging victims of last year’s hurricanes, especially those who lived in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to see if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Tax Relief for Victims of Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows and Debris Flows in California

CA-2018-01, Jan. 17, 2018, California — Victims of the wildfires, flooding, mudflows and debris flows that took place beginning on Dec. 4, 2017 in parts of California may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

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