Florida lawmakers urged the US President to support the emergency funding intended for the families affected by Hurricane Ian. They express the needs of the affected families through a letter and ask the president for a million-dollar budget for disaster relief.
The Hurricane Tax Relief Act
Twelve House Lawmakers from Florida wrote a letter to the U.S. President this week urging him to support the ‘Hurricane Tax Relief Act’ which would provide disaster-loss tax relief to all the families affected by Hurricane Ian that hit the U.S. last September 23-30, 2022, and also Hurricanes Nicole and Fiona.
Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, U.S Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Byron Donalds, Scott Franklin, Anna Paulina-Luna and Bill Posey and U.S. Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon signed the letter to the president.
The letter expresses that the ‘Hurricane Tax Relief Act’ modifies the deduction for personal casualty losses in hurricane-prone areas. It waves the requirements for affected taxpayers to enumerate deductions and to have losses that surpass 10 percent of accustomed gross income.
The House Law Makers said that the families in Florida, Puerto Rico, and some of the affected areas keep working on rebuilding their lives, houses, and the community. And they hope that Congress must take the same significant action in providing for the needs of the affected families.