The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax reliefto individual and business taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Irene.

Tax Relief for Hurricane Irene Victims Postpones Certain Deadlines to Oct. 31, 2011

The IRS has announced that certain taxpayers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Vermont will receive tax relief, and other locations are expected to be added following additional damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 The tax relief postpones certain tax filing and payment deadlines to Oct. 31, 2011. It includes corporations and businesses that previously obtained an extension until Sept. 15, 2011, to file their 2010 returns and individuals and businesses that received a similar extension until Oct. 17. It also includes the estimated tax payment for the third quarter of 2011, which would normally be due Sept. 15.

 The tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by the hurricane and is based on local damage assessments by FEMA.  Full details, including the start date for the relief in various locations and information on how to claim a disaster loss by amending a prior-year tax return, can be found in tax relief announcements for individual states on the Tax Relief in Disaster Situations page on 

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