In a series of letters this week, the IRS announced three types of tax relief for victims of Hurricane Irma who are from Florida, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. These are filing extensions, hardship loans from qualified retirement plans and leave donation programs. The IRS actions are similar to steps taken recently to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen stated, "This has been a devastating storm for the southeastern part of the country, and the IRS will move quickly to provide tax relief for victims, just as we did following Hurricane Harvey. The IRS will continue to closely monitor the storm's aftermath, and we anticipate providing additional relief for other affected areas in the near future."
In IR-2017-150 the filing deadlines for taxpayers with extensions to October 16 are changed to January 31, 2018. Various tax deadlines for quarterly...More