The Internal Revenue Service has set Monday, Jan. 5, as the deadline for victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike to qualify for tax relief.

In September, the IRS announced that it was postponing tax payment and filing deadlines for victims of the hurricanes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas until Jan. 5.

In Louisiana, for example, the IRS postponed the deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster areas to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts due on or after Sept. 11, 2008, and before Jan. 5, 2009, including individual estimated tax returns and corporate tax returns that were due Sept. 15, and extended individual returns due Oct. 15.

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