What a nightmare the past week has been for the participants of the Boston marathon, the residents of Boston and the country as a whole. We continue to keep everyone affected in our thoughts and prayers.
Out of such a terrifying experience, it is so gratifying to
see this great country come together to help one another. The participants of the marathon and
bystanders jumping in to assist one another in those first horrific moments
after the explosions, the residents of Boston staying in their homes to allow
the police to track the surviving terrorist, and the financial and emotional
support flooding in from around the country.
These are just a few of the incredible acts of humanity and community
that have occurred this past week. This
is what the United States is about!
Even the IRS has offered a bit of relief for the citizens of
the Boston area. Because the attacks
occurred on Tax Day, April 15th, the IRS has extended the tax filing
and payment time period for taxpayers in the Boston area for three months. The new deadline for filing is July 15th,
2013. This extension applies to everyone
living in the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts and includes families, first
responders and other individuals who were affected by the event even if they
live somewhere else. While no penalties
for late filing or payment will be incurred, there will still be interest
charged for payments made after April 15th. To claim the extension, eligible individuals
should call (866) 562-5227 prior to filing their returns.
Flemmer Associates sends wishes for strength and healing
from physical, emotional and spiritual wounds suffered by all affected.