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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is committed to providing support for families who have been devastated or displaced by the Jan. 12 storms. The following are Extension educational recovery resources that may be useful in navigating the aftermath of the storms.

Recovering from the Storm

Tax Extension for Disaster-Impacted Filers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that disaster-area taxpayers in parts of Alabama now have until October 16, 2023 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Eligible taxpayers will also have until Oct. 16 to make 2022 contributions to their individual retirement accounts (IRA) and health savings accounts. Disaster-affected taxpayers in designated areas automatically qualify for the extension. There is no need to file any extension paperwork or contact the IRS to qualify for extended time.

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Renter’s Rights

People can unfortunately experience home damage from drought, flood, fire, or storms. After a natural disaster, landlords and renters often feel overwhelmed and devastated as people must rebuild their lives and homes. For renters, housing options are often more limited than they are for homeowners. Many renters feel they are at the mercy of landlords. In this Extension Brief, the Alabama Extension human sciences team shares tips for renters dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster, whether the dwelling was damaged or destroyed.

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Six Things to Know About Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is an important protection to consider purchasing. It’s a key way to replace things that are lost in a disaster. Many landlords require renters to have a renters insurance policy as a condition of the lease. In this Extension Brief, the Alabama Extension human sciences team offers six tips for renters.

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