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Carter Requests Tax Relief for Residents Affected by Hurricane Matthew

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Washington, October 13, 2016 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) today requested an extension of the deadline for individual and business tax returns and tax payments to March 15, 2017 for residents in Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Matthew. Carter also requested any additional tax relief available.

In a letter sent to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, Carter wrote "As you may know, Hurricane Matthew brought significant damage throughout many Southeastern Georgia counties.A federal disaster declaration has been issued for six Georgia counties and we expect that declaration to be expanded into the 30 counties included in a disaster declaration by the State of Georgia.While the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in the process of conducting their necessary joint assessments, I hope you will allow individuals and businesses affected by this devastating storm to focus their efforts on rebuilding their lives rather than meeting these deadlines."

"I made this request today because I have traveled the district and I have seen the devastation from Hurricane Matthew with my own eyes," said Carter. "I have spoken to our residents and business owners who are tragically overwhelmed enough with the challenges of rebuilding their lives and livelihoods after the storm and they must be able to focus on that. Until our community is put back together, taxes and the IRS can wait."

Click here to view Carter's letter to Commissioner Koskinen.

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