Beware of Charity Scams and Fraud
When disaster hits, communities rally to support those affected. If you’re interested in helping those distressed by Hurricane Matthew, visit USA.gov.
If you decide to donate money to charities, make sure you do your due diligence on the charity you’re giving to. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is especially warning Florida residents to be aware of scams and price gouging.
Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Matthew
Did you know the IRS offers special tax law provisions to help you recover financially from the impact of a disaster? Find guidance on disaster assistance and emergency relief, including how to amend tax returns or file an extension.
Get information and tools for frequently requested tax benefits—relief, incentives, and more—at USA.gov.
Filed a Tax Return Extension?
The IRS has an important reminder for taxpayers who filed for an extension and face an October 17 filing deadline: the adjusted gross income (AGI) amount from your 2014 return may be needed to electronically file a tax return.
The IRS reminds all taxpayers that they should keep a copy of their tax returns and supporting documents for a minimum of three years. Going forward, keeping copies of tax returns is even more important as the IRS makes changes to protect taxpayers and authenticate their identity.