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IRS Prodded to Publicize Tax Breaks for 9/11 Victims

Michael Cohn, Accounting Today The Internal Revenue Service is being pressed to provide more awareness of tax breaks for victims and survivors of terrorist attacks such as 9/11, including first responders. In the months following 9/11, Congress passed a law known as the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001. Among other provisions, it […]

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IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax breaks, leaving many first responders without refunds

By Dan Friedman New York Daily News Victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit. Under a law passed months after the attacks, disability income resulting from terrorism is not taxable. That means thousands of cops, […]

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NYC Firefighters Raise Money for Vets on RAGBRAI

Some of the FDNY riders. Photo WCF Courier

By MacKenzie Elmer WCF Courier A group of 75 New York City firefighters rode RAGBRAI (Register’s annual Great Bicycle Ride across Iowa) this week to honor the fallen during 9/11 and raise money for disabled veterans. The figure in their team name, FDNY 343 RIDE, represents the number of firefighters who died the day the […]

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