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.
Tax practitioners can use this template letter to request a list of clients for whom they have Power of Attorney or Tax Information Authorization authority. This list is particularly helpful for practitioners who lost records to the recent hurricanes.
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: