(PRWEB) April 1, 2005
With the April 15th deadline fast approaching, most people do not see the IRS as generous. But it is -- to disaster victims: qualified taxpayers could reduce their 2004 tax burden, get a tax refund on previous yearsÂ taxes, or avoid paying taxes on gains from insurance reimbursements.
The newly available ÂHome OwnerÂs Guide to Disaster Tax Relief,Â provides affected homeowners with an easy-to-follow guide. It shows how to prove a loss, how to prepare a claim and how to take advantage of some unexpected benefits.
One reader wrote: ÂHaving been a recipient of Hurricane Ivan, I found your book to be quite helpful. There were several things included that I would not have thought of, for example the extensive landscaping that is now gone! I will be filing an Extension since my repairs are not finished (well, I've only barely started) so that I can claim expenses on my 2004 tax return.Â
She is right: if you are a disaster victim or you donÂt know what you could claim, request a filing extension immediately. You can download the form at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf or obtain a copy from your local IRS office. Then download a copy of the Guide from any major online bookseller or the disaster tax relief website (http://www.disaster-tax-relief.com/prweb001) and see how well you can tap into the IRSÂ generosity.
Dr. Anne-Marie Pollowy Toliver based this guide on 15 years of "disaster" experience and on information culled from sixteen IRS publications and forms. The Guide is available through all the major online booksellers and can be ordered through any local bookstore. There are two versions: (1) paper version: ISBN 0-9765763-0-9 (2) e-book version ISBN 0-9765763-1-7 as a downloadable PDF file. Both versions, as well as free sample chapters are available at the website http://www.disaster-tax-relief.com/prweb001.