Let me begin by saying that our thoughts, prayers, and support are with those who died, were injured, were traumatized, and continue to be traumatized by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The death, destruction, and widespread impact are very difficult for most to comprehend.

As a journalist, I have received numerous e-mails since the hurricane hit. For example, I am getting a steady supply from the IRS and the AICPA. The IRS releases explain tax relief that is being provided to the victims of Katrina, permitted delays in filing of returns and payment of tax, as well as expanded ways to make charitable donations to aid the victims. AICPA efforts are even more impressive.

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