“Qualified disaster” declaration allowing employer-sponsored charities to provide relief (Louisiana)

Tax relief for taxpayers in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida (beginning date August 26, 2021)

Allowing employer-sponsored charities to provide relief (Louisiana)

The IRS today issued a release announcing tax relief for taxpayers in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida (beginning date August 26, 2021). This follows the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Read the IRS release—IR-2021-175 (August 31, 2021)

FEMA’s disaster declaration also allows certain employer-sponsored charities to provide disaster relief programs for affected employees. In particular, employer-sponsored private foundations and donor-advised funds may provide assistance to the sponsoring employer’s employees and their family members as long as the individuals receiving aid are affected by a qualified disaster and certain safeguards are in place so that such assistance is serving charitable purposes. Read Publication 3833 [PDF 340 KB]. For additional information regarding how employers can assist employees affected by the disaster, read a July 2021 report [PDF 172 KB] prepared by KPMG LLP: What’s News in Tax: Employers Helping Employees—Disaster Relief

The tax relief provided by the IRS to affected taxpayers postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on August 26, 2021—including for affected tax-exempt organizations, reporting on a calendar-year basis, that had a valid extension due to run out on November 15, 2021—until January 3, 2022. Read TaxNewsFlash
 

For more information, contact a tax professional with KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice:

Ruth Madrigal | +1 202 533 8817 | ruthmadrigal@kpmg.com

Preston Quesenberry | +1 202 533 3985 | pquesenberry@kpmg.com

Carrie Garber Siegrist | +1 202 533 3056 | carriesiegrist@kpmg.com

 

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