The Internal Revenue Service announced relief for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Wilma.
Deadlines for taxpayers affected by the hurricane to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts have been postponed to Feb. 28, 2006, the same date granted to taxpayers affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Twenty Florida counties have been included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster area, including: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, St. Lucie and Sarasota.Affected taxpayers will need to identify themselves to the IRS as hurricane victims by writing "Hurricane Wilma" in red ink at the top of their tax forms or any other documents filed with the IRS. Taxpayers who have other hurricane-related questions can also call the special IRS disaster hotline at (866) 562-5227.
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