IRS offers tax relief, extensions to those affected by Israel-Hamas war

A special extension of almost another year is being provided to "individuals and businesses affected by the terrorist attacks in the State of Israel," according to a notice from the Internal Revenue Service.

According to the IRS, based on previously filed returns, it will automatically identify taxpayers and grant relief if their primary residence or place of business is situated in the covered area.

The following are those who are eligible for the assistance provided in response to the Middle East conflict:


Relief workers and others working in the affected area who are connected to a reputable government or charitable organization.

Anyone who was present in the covered area at the time of the terrorist attacks and was harmed, killed, or taken prisoner.

Any person, company, sole proprietorship, estate, or trust whose preparer of tax returns or relevant records is situated in the covered area.