Help for Victims of Hurricane Florence

The IRS extended deadlines that apply to filing returns, paying taxes, and performing certain other time-sensitive acts for certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Florence in the counties of Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender in North Carolina. The extension applies to deadlines – either an original or extended due date – that occurred on or after Sept. 7, 2018 and before Jan. 31, 2019.

Personal casualty losses attributable to certain 2018 federally declared disasters, including Hurricane Florence, may be claimed as a qualified disaster loss.

News Releases
IR-2018-189, IRS announces waiver of dyed fuel penalty in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence
IR-2018-188, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters
IR-2018-188SP, IRS advierte de estafas relacionadas con desastres naturales
IR-2018-187, IRS extends upcoming deadlines, provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Florence
IR-2018-187SP, IRS extiende próximos plazos, brinda alivio tributario a víctimas del huracán Florence
NC-2018-03, Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
NC-2018-03SP, Ayuda tributaria para víctimas del huracán Florence en Carolina del Norte
IR-2018-183, IRS urges taxpayers to prepare for natural disasters
IR-2018-183SP, IRS exhorta a contribuyentes a prepararse para desastres naturales

Tax Tips
Tax Tip 2018-130, Taxpayers should be prepared for natural disasters
Consejo Tributario del IRS 2018-130SP, Contribuyentes deben estar preparados para desastres naturales

Other Resources
Reconstructing Your Records — Reconstructing records after a disaster may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance or insurance reimbursement. Records that you need to prove your loss may have been damaged or destroyed.
Client Identification — Tax preparers who need to identify their clients may contact the IRS at 866-562-5227 or, alternatively, the preparer who maintains the necessary records of ten or more clients can send a CD to the IRS by following instructions on this website.
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief — IRS information for individuals and businesses.
Disaster Relief Resources for Tax Professionals — Resources and assistance to members of the impacted payroll and practitioner community.
FEMA Webpage – Hurricane Florence – Hurricane Florence