In certain cases, the IRS can assist oil spill victims by suspending collection and examination actions; however, the taxpayer must request it.
In addition to the new phone line, the IRS will conduct a special assistance day on July 17 for oil spill victims in seven coastal cities:
Taxpayers and tax preparers will be able to work directly with IRS employees to resolve tax issues, including specific topics related to the oil spill. The seven cities are:
- Mobile, Alabama
- Panama City, Florida
- Pensacola, Florida
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Houma, Louisiana
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Gulfport, Mississippi
If you need additional information or help with representation before the IRS, please contact my office at 850-470-8403.