Relief Provisions Enacted by Congress for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Special tax relief for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria was enacted into law in the  Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (H.R. 3823).  Section V of the Act, which also reauthorized Airport and Airway Trust Fund, contains the provisions related to Hurricane Relief.  The bill was signed into law by President Trump on September 29, 2017.

The provisions offer relief targeted specifically to the three hurricanes rather than making broader revisions to the law.   Thus, unless indicated in the bulleted list, the provisions are limited to those living in the affected declared disaster areas.

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