IRS Urges Citizens to Seek Qualified Charities for Katrina Help
 

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From: Lowell J Mix [mailto:ljmix@juno.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:39 PM
To: ljmix@juno.com
Subject: Fw: IRS Urges Citizens to Seek Qualified Charities for Katrina Help

 

FYI -- Lowell J. Mix

 

Federal Emergency Management Administration has urged citizens to make cash donations to volunteer agencies with whom it is working. The government's official Web portal, http://www.firstgov.gov/ , also contains disaster-relief information.

In addition, the IRS has prepared Publication 3833, Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3833.pdf that may be helpful for people who want to make contributions or who want to form a new charity.

"We encourage citizens to make sure their contributions are put to the best use possible to help Hurricane Katrina victims," said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. "The IRS will do everything possible to assist both taxpayers and charities in this difficult time."

The IRS also issued these following reminders to citizens and charities: