Tax Breaks are available for Disaster Victims

December 17, 2012 Written by

When natural disasters occur, they often leave many people with severely damaged or destroyed homes and businesses. Some lose everything they own. If you are affected by a disaster that is declared by the President to qualify for federal assistance, there are several provisions in the tax law that may provide relief.

For starters, extended tax deadline and interest abatement. The IRS is authorized to postpone the deadlines for filing returns and paying taxes for up to 120 days in a Presidentially declared disaster area. Also, the IRS will not charge interest that would otherwise accrue for the extension period.

If you suffer a casualty loss, give us a call to discuss the best tax course of action in your situation



Written by: Doug Rodrigues