Is it IRS to the Rescue?

The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax relief to people in Connecticut still struggling in the days and weeks after Tropical Storm Irene.

The agency has announced that individuals and businesses in several states will receive tax relief upon the recommendation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The relief postpones certain tax filing and payment deadlines to Oct. 31, 2011, including individual taxpayers, corporations and businesses that previously obtained an extensions to file their 2010 returns.

The tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by the storm and is based on local damage assessments by FEMA. For information on disaster recovery, go to

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