Washington (Nov. 3, 2003) -- The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have confirmed that taxpayers will be able to receive tax-free periodic payments from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

"As part of our continued effort to provide guidance to the victims and survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we are pleased to be able to clarify the tax treatment of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund payments they receive,” said Treasury Secretary John Snow. “Helping these families is the least we can do.”

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