Courtesy of IRS
This year Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25 – 31, 2008. Educational activities held throughout the week can be viewed at the Hurricane Preparedness Web site. The goal of Hurricane Preparedness Week is to provide the public with information about hurricane hazards, and to provide knowledge that can be used to take action and to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water.
One of the keys to a successful and quick restoration from a hurricane is preparedness. IRS has information available to assist both business owners and individuals on ways to prepare for a disaster. For information refer to Preparing for a Disaster.
Information about Relief Granted
For the latest information on relief granted to disaster victims, refer to Tax Relief in Disaster Situations. Additional disaster related information can be found on IRS.gov , by typing the word “Disaster” in the Search Box.
IRS services a toll-free line dedicated to disaster assistance when a disaster is named a presidentially declared disaster. This number is available in the IRS news release announcing assistance granted.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) – IRS has walk-in offices in many cities for one-stop face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems. Hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., local time. Find the nearest TAC at, Contact My Local Office.
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