Reminder of possible tax relief for some disabled 9/11 Responders, Survivors and the families of those who have died from their 9/11 injuries
911 Health Watch wanted to again remind disabled 9/11 Responders, Survivors and the families of those who have died from their 9/11 injuries of possible tax relief available to them. Through Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s efforts in 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its leading publication on the tax relief that is available to some injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors as well as the families of some that have died from their 9/11 injuries. That is Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks.
The IRS has also created a webpage to explain the possible tax benefits that might be available, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks.
With this updated publication, some disabled 9/11 Responders and Survivors as well as some of the families of those that have died of their injuries should be able to now access these benefits and possibly get refunds that they might be entitled to per the 2001 law.
Here is the 911 Health Watch webpage on the Tax Relief for the victims of 9/11 that provides more background on the subject.
Here is a New York Daily News article from 2014 on the subject.
Here is the IRS webpage.
Here is where you can download the Updated Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks (September 2014).
You should talk to a tax professional to see if this applies to you and your own situation.
You can also contact the IRS directly thru their hotline on this issue. For questions about tax forgiveness, payments to survivors or disability payments related to a terrorist attack call IRS Special Services Hotline toll-free at 866 562 5227. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. local time.
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