IRS Grants Relief to Midwest Flood Victims


The IRS said victims of the severe floods in Minnesota and North Dakota will have an extra month, until May 15, to file their 2008 individual tax returns and pay any tax due.

 

The relief applies to flood victims and relief workers who are assisting in the affected areas. The IRS designated 34 counties and two Indian reservations in North Dakota and seven counties in Minnesota as affected areas.

 

Eligible taxpayers should write “severe storms, flooding” on their paper returns or use their software’s “disaster” feature (if it has one).

 

Relief workers who do not live in the affected areas should call the IRS before they file a return or pay tax.

 

The affected counties and Indian reservations are:

 

  • In North Dakota: Adams, Barnes, Benson, Billings, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Dickey, Dunn, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Nelson, Oliver, Pembina, Ramsey, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Sioux, Stark, Stutsman, Walsh, and Williams counties, and Standing Rock and Spirit Lake Indian reservations
  • In Minnesota: Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin counties.

 

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