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How the recent hurricanes may affect you

As a result of the recent storms and to commemorate September’s National Preparedness Month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering advice to assist taxpayers who may be affected by natural disasters.

National Preparedness Month encourages everyone to prepare for disaster and emergency situations. The IRS has provided tips to taxpayers, including to store documents in a safe place, document valuables, check on fiduciary bonds and keep emergency plans updated.

The IRS also reminds taxpayers that the agency is willing to help, and offers a special toll-free number to help those affected with disaster-related issues. Taxpayers can call (866) 562-5227 to speak with an IRS specialist.

A statement by the IRS was released reminding calendar-year partnerships that the due date for filing a return after receiving an extension remains September 15 following a recent change in tax law. However, taxpayers affected by Hurricane Harvey have until January 31, 2018 to file their returns. Similar tax extensions and disaster relief will likely be provided to qualifying individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma. Additional details will be posted soon on those areas and individuals/companies qualifying for disaster relief and extensions granted.

Please contact your Rehmann advisor, or visit IRS.gov for additional resources. 

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