Sen. Bill Nelson today sent the following letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Following is the text of Nelson’s letter to the IRS.
September 12, 2017
The Honorable John A. Koskinen
Internal Revenue Service
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20224-0002
Dear Commissioner Koskinen,
As you know, Florida is reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma. This was no ordinary hurricane, with nearly the entire state feeling the effects of the storm—including widespread electricity loss. We must now begin the road to recovery. As we do, I ask that you use all means within your authority to provide appropriate administrative relief to taxpayers affected by the storm—including a delay in quarterly estimated payments, a delay in tax filing deadlines, and a moratorium on private debt collection proceedings.
Now is not the time to add unnecessary stress to Floridians trying to put their lives back together. It’s important that all of us work together to provide needed relief to folks most in need. I stand ready to work with you in whatever way I can if you need additional authority to provide this type of relief. Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this matter.