In the wake of Sandy, the IRS has unveiled programs to help victims of the hurricane.

The service announced an expedited review and approval process for organizations seeking tax-exempt status in order to provide relief for victims of Sandy. Organizations should apply for tax-exempt status by filing Form 1023 and write at the top "Disaster Relief, Hurricane Sandy." The IRS says it will give these applications "expedited attention and ensure they meet the legal requirements for tax exemption."

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