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Israel Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

Aug 10, 2001

In a virtually unprecedented move, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department have made a decision to extend filing and payment deadlines for all taxpayers who had a September 17th filing and/or payment deadline. Citing the disruption in U.S. financial markets, transportation and telecommunications as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the IRS has postponed the due date for all federal tax obligations falling between September 10, 2001, and September 24, 2001, until September 24, 2001. This extension applies to the filing of returns and amended returns, claims for refunds, the payment of tax, the making of elections and the filing of any other federal tax document. Perhaps the most commonly made tax payment in September is the 3rd quarterly payment of estimated tax. Normally due on September 15th, it was actually due this year on the 17th (because the 15th was a Saturday). Now it will not be due until September 24th.

In addition, taxpayers who were directly affected by the terrorist attacks will have significantly longer to file returns and make payments that were due between September 11, 2001, and November 30, 2001. Those included are relief workers, victims on the airplanes, taxpayers whose place of employment was in a disaster area, and taxpayers whose records were maintained in a disaster area. It also includes all taxpayers in the five boroughs of New York City declared as disaster areas by the President and taxpayers in Arlington County, Virginia, where the Pentagon is located. Details on the relief available to these taxpayers can be found at the IRS website at

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