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News Release 031500

March 15, 2000  -  Columbus, Ohio  -  Tax Help For Flood Victims

The Ohio Department of Taxation will be joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in providing assistance to victims of last month's flooding in southern Ohio.

Beginning tomorrow, March 16, and on Friday, March 17, taxpayers can obtain assistance at the FEMA office in the New Boston Community Center (3982 Rhodes Av., New Boston) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Next week, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 22-23, staff from the Department of Taxation will be at the FEMA office in Gallipolis from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. for taxpayers who need help. The office is located in the Gallia County 911 Call Center (rear of basement), 1191 State Route 160.

State and federal emergency agencies say more than 400 families suffered flood damage.

Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino says the Department will deal on a case-by-case basis with any tax related problem that an individual or business faces because of the flooding.

Assistance for taxpayers directly impacted by flooding is also available by calling the Department's Disaster Relief Hotline at 1-888-405-4039.

For more information contact:

Gary Gudmundson, Communications Director
Ohio Department of Taxation
(614) 644-6903

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