New Tax Deadlines

In the wake of the terrorist attacks, the IRS issues guidelines to ease the filing burdens on affected individuals

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, taxes are no longer the biggest problem -- or the biggest priority -- for many small businesses. Individual and business taxpayers who were affected by the attacks and cannot file their federal tax forms and pay the taxes now have extra time to do so, the IRS has announced. Eligible taxpayers include those who live or work in New York City or Arlington County, Va., as well as relief workers, families of victims on the hijacked airplanes, and taxpayers whose records were maintained in New York City or Arlington County.

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