Taxpayers in Texas counties that were declared disaster areas as a result of Hurricane Ike are eligible for exemptions for certain services. Taxpayers may request extensions of up to 90 days to file state tax returns due in September and October, 2008. Businesses may also postpone paying taxes while they clean up storm-damaged property.
The following are the exempt services:
- Repairing storm-damaged, non-residential property. (ex. office buildings, stores)
- Repairing storm-damaged, tangible personal property. (ex. cleaning of clothing, draperies, rug, carpet and furniture)
- Cutting storm-damaged trees. (However, hauling of trees, limbs and other storm debris are taxable)
- Staying at a hotel from September 8 through October 14, 2008 as a result of storm.
(Residents from a county or parish delcared a disaster area, or relief workers dispatched to that county)
- Fundraising for storm victims.
- Purchasing with vouchers or debit cards provided by relief organizations.
The following are the exempt counties:
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The Comptroller’s Hurricane Ike information::