Congressman Paul Introduces Evacuees Tax Relief Act PDF Print E-mail
For Immediate Release June 19, 2009
Congressman Paul Introduces Evacuees Tax Relief Act
Washington, D.C. - With hurricane season upon us, Congressman Ron Paul yesterday introduced the Evacuees Tax Relief Act of 2009 which would provide tax relief to those forced to abandon their homes because of a natural disaster. 

Relief would come in the form of a tax credit or deduction, depending on the wishes of the taxpayer, up to $5,000 for costs incurred because of a government-ordered mandatory or voluntary evacuation.

The legislation, if passed, would be retroactive to December of 2007, affecting evacuees of Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, and Dolly.

“I have firsthand experience with the burdens faced by those forced to uproot themselves and their families because of a natural disaster. Evacuees incur great costs in getting to safety, as well as loss from the storm damage. It can take many months, even years, to fully recover. The Evacuees Tax Relief Act helps Americans manage the fiscal costs of natural disasters,” stated Congressman Paul.