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Deirdre Harris Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-29

Duration: 00:05:19

Subjects: Taxes | Hurricanes | Road Home (Program: La.) | United States. Internal Revenue Service | INCOME TAX | TAX RETURNS | Financial records | Natural Disasters | Hurricane damage | Hurricane preparedness | Homeowners insurance | Named storm deductibles


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Harris, Deirdre Interviewee


This segment from the May 29, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Deirdre Harris of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about the importance of protecting financial and tax records in the event of hurricanes and other disasters. Harris discusses: the importance of making back-up copies of financial and tax records and storing them outside of the potential disaster zone; changes made to the process for claiming a federal disaster loss; named storm deductibles; a tax law change made for recipients of Road Home grants; and resources available for more information.