Federal Income Tax Proposal for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area


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Paul J. Berg

I would recommend that the residents in the Hurricane Katrina affected
parishes and counties of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama be exempt
from federal individual income taxes for 2005, 2006 and 2007.

To get the exemption for 2005, you would had to have been a resident of
the affected area on August 28, 2005.

To get the exemption for 2006 and/or 2007.

1) You must have qualified for the exemption in 2005,

AND

2) You must remain or return as a resident in the parish or county from
which you qualified from in 2005.

I feel, the best way to start the rebuilding these cities and
communities, is to have those who lived there return and stay, This is
just one small way to the nation can help.

NOTE: I'm not a resident of the area, nor do I have any family or
business interests there. In fact, I have never even worked in or
visited the area. I am in my mid 50's and live in Oregon.

Do I hear a second for this proposal?
 
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Paul A Thomas

Paul J. Berg said:
I would recommend that the residents in the Hurricane Katrina affected
parishes and counties of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama be exempt
from federal individual income taxes for 2005, 2006 and 2007.

To get the exemption for 2005, you would had to have been a resident of
the affected area on August 28, 2005.

To get the exemption for 2006 and/or 2007.

1) You must have qualified for the exemption in 2005,

AND

2) You must remain or return as a resident in the parish or county from
which you qualified from in 2005.

I feel, the best way to start the rebuilding these cities and
communities, is to have those who lived there return and stay, This is
just one small way to the nation can help.

NOTE: I'm not a resident of the area, nor do I have any family or
business interests there. In fact, I have never even worked in or
visited the area. I am in my mid 50's and live in Oregon.

Do I hear a second for this proposal?

They'd still have to file returns (especially those that want to get the
EITC and other refundable credits, as well as the self-employed would need
to file to pay, or at least get credit for, self-employment taxes.

Other than that, taxes are the farthest thing from their minds right now.
While it may be of some help down the road, it is of no help right now.
 
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Shawn Hirn

I would recommend that the residents in the Hurricane Katrina affected
parishes and counties of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama be exempt
from federal individual income taxes for 2005, 2006 and 2007.

To get the exemption for 2005, you would had to have been a resident of
the affected area on August 28, 2005.
Why? They voted for Bush. They knew Bush was cutting back funds for
maintaining levees and reducing federal protections for the wetlands
that help shield New Orleans from water damage, yet they voted for Bush
in the last election. They are just getting what they voted for. I wish
everyone in New Orleans all the best in recovering from the hurricane
damage, but they have to deal with the consequences of years (under both
Republican and Democratic administrations) of nearly completely ignoring
the fact that New Orleans is so vulnerable to massive weather damage.
 

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